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SONGKRAN

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Songkran (สงกรานต์) is the most important feast for Thai people. Often called "water festival", Songkran is the ancient Thai New Year's Day happening mid-April. Nowadays the official Thai New Year's Day happens the 1st January.



Songkran fair
Songkran fair
Normally the Songkran fair lasts five days. For exceptional cases, it can be shorter. In year 2017, it lasts only three days due to the death of Thailand's king in year 2016.
Takraw game
Takraw game
This year the Songkran fair features a Takraw (ตะกร้อ) game competition including Thai national team.
Takraw game
Takraw game
Takraw teams have to score 1500 points in twenty minutes. Score calculation is complex but it is achievable.

As usual, there is a speech from local leaders to present today events.

Takraw game
Takraw game
Teammates need to put the ball in a net by using either feet, hand, head or elbow.
Takraw game
Takraw game
It is becoming even more difficult for Takraw teams when night time is arriving.
Takraw game
Takraw game
Tonight there is even a feminine Takraw team. They score as well as masculine teams
Takraw game
Takraw game
There is full audience to watch the Takraw teams tonight and see their great score achievements.



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