Yingluck joins Songkran celebration in Chiang Mai


CHIANG MAI, 13 April 2014 —The Prime Minister today took part in a merit making ceremony in Chiang Mai province.

Yingluck Shinawatra and her son made merit to mark the Thai New Year at Tha Pae Gate. Her prime duty was to preside over a ceremony to bring the venerated Phra Phuttha Sihing Buddha statue, from the Lai Kham Hall to the Pra Sri Maha Wiharn temple in Muang district.

Meanwhile, early in the day, people got dressed in local costumes to go to the temples to make merit, and then later in the morning, proceeded to begin splashing water at every corner of Chiang Mai city, well into the afternoon.