Songkran (Thai New Year) in Chiang Rai

Songkran in Chiang Rai, Thailand – Day 1

The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 16 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. Day one of installment 2013 was a blast! Careful to get wet!

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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)
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Songkran Festival – Chiang Rai, Thailand 2013 (Joe Grez/Sesame)


The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 16 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. Day one of installment 2013 (year 2556 in Thai) was a blast! Careful to get wet…it’s Thai tradition and good luck!