Nong Plalai begins Songkran with traditional ceremony

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Nong Plalai Mayor Pinyo Homklin performs the Buddha image bathing rites before pouring water onto the hands of respected senior citizens.
Nong Plalai Mayor Pinyo Homklin performs the Buddha image bathing rites before pouring water onto the hands of respected senior citizens.

Nong Plalai’s mayor and 10 senior sub-district government officials started Songkran celebrations with the traditional method of bathing the Buddha. They followed this by pouring water onto the hands of respected senior citizens.

After giving speeches, Nong Plalai Mayor Pinyo Homklin and his officers were seated in auspicious order and had water poured on their hands by their constituents who asked for their blessing.