Monday, April 14, 2008

Songkran

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but my camera ran out of batteries before I could transfer the pics. It ran out of batteries because I took a lot of pictures at the Songkran celebration for the Thai New Year. The main activities are pouring water on the Buddha, paying respects to the elders, and throwing lots of water on everybody. People are also wiped with a white, fragrant paste. I'm not sure of the significance of that, but that's what they do. It was a lot of fun and we had good food and games.

The Thai guys made a few sand sculptures.

We even had a parade! It went from the Chugach office, past my house, and up to Capt. Brooks'.

Kristin and Dana are "Miss Songkran".

The soaking begins right after pouring water on the Buddha and pouring water on the elder's hands.

Thawal is getting dowsed.

2 comments:

slune said...

Looks like lots of fun! Fancy parade, I bet the albatross chicks sitting by the road were wondering what was going on! Seems like the firemen get to practice spraying people a lot! I miss the warm weather, it has been in 30-40's in Cleveland since I got here... Dasa

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