A Soaking Wet Thai Smile Took Over this Amazing Kingdom Today

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While there was little to smile about in many parts of the world, Thailand, the land of smiles celebrated its Thai New Year today.

On April 13, 2024, people splash water on one another to celebrate the Songkran festival in Thailand. The Songkran festival, the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated from April 13 to 15 every year, during which people express greetings by splashing water on each other.

Young and old are seen participating and often walk away soaking wet and with a big Thai Smile.

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A Soaking Wet Thai Smile Took Over this Amazing Kingdom Today

In 2018, the Thai cabinet extended the festival nationwide to seven days, 9–16 April, to enable citizens to travel home for the holiday.

This year, Bangkok’s international airport and gateway to Thailand opened 17 years ago.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (TSPO) in Bangkok, seen as the main gateway to the Kingdom, went all out today to wish passengers a very Happy Thai New Year—and passengers, specifically children, loved it and had fun.

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A Soaking Wet Thai Smile Took Over this Amazing Kingdom Today

To celebrate the Thai New Year, the airport hosted a vibrant mini-drama performance and an energetic long drum dance on the second floor of the international entrance passenger hall.

On the third floor, passengers got ready to be mesmerized by a captivating King Kara dance show.

As a token of appreciation, unique souvenirs were distributed, such as herbal air fresheners crafted by the local community in the area.

During the Songkran Festival, specifically from April 13th to 15th, visitors had the delightful opportunity to witness the Thai Police Station adorned in traditional Thai attire.

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A Soaking Wet Thai Smile Took Over this Amazing Kingdom Today

The purpose was to showcase the remarkable Pimsen invention and the art of creating Thai wisdom powder. Passengers were warmly invited to engage with the invention.

This captivating experience occurred at the D plane comparison building, 4th floor, international exit, on both the east and west sides.

Being involved in the celebration on Thailand’s streets, the outside world felt disconnected, but the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed concerns about the Israel-Iran situation and encouraged Thais to follow developments closely.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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