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    Chiang Mai Songkran schedule 2012

    FESTIVAL

    Songkran Schedule

    April 13

    6 a.m. Merit making and alms giving at Tha Pae Gate
    8:09 a.m. Grand opening ceremony at Tha Pae Gate
    8:30- noon; Lanna offerings contest, performances at Tha Pae Gate
    7 a.m. – noon: Parade of Mae Ying Kee Rod Theep Kaeng Jong, or Lanna girls on bicycles with umbrellas beauty contest, from the TAT office to Tha Pae Gate.
    9.09 – 9.39 a.m.; Invitation ceremony of Buddha Sihing image on a special carriage at Wat Phra Sing.
    1:00 p.m. Invitation ceremony for Phra Buddha Sihing image, parade of Buddha images and Miss Songkran float in the procession from Train Station to Wat Phra Sing.
    7 pm. to midnight: Miss and Mr. Songkran Contest, Lanna local arts competition at Tha Pae Gate

    April 14

    3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Buddhist procession from Iron Bridge to Tha Pae Gate carrying holy sand and relics

    April 15

    1:30 – 6 p.m. Blessings will be offered to the Chiang Mai Governor with participants starting from 3 Kings Monument to the Governor’s Residence on Nawarat Bridge.

    April 13-15

    Buddha Satan will have sand pagoda creations, water pouring ceremonies over the Sirimangkalajarn statue and Lanna performances. All day
    Water throwing around the moat and on Huay Kaew Road with live performances on Huay Kaew Road and Chang Moi.

    Traditional Lanna celebrations at Wat Lok Molee. All day.
    Sand pagodas, pouring water over Buddha statues, performances at Wat Jetrin. All day.

    Activities at Chang Phuak Gate; health and safety promotion for no alcohol at Songkran. All day.

    Lanna performances, local market, food stalls. From Tha Pae Gate to Klang Wiang. Evenings

    CHIANG MAI MAIL

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