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THE ICONIC SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 2019 AT ICONSIAM will showcase highlights of four Thai eras through numerous activities and events.
• Buddha Bathing Ceremony
Experience the spirit of Thailand with the Buddha Bathing Ceremony where devout Buddhists pour scented water on buddha images for New Year blessings. Four most highly worshipped Buddha images of each Thai era will be graciously presented – Shinnasri Buddha from the Sukhothai period, Nimit Vichitmarn Molee Sri Sanpetch Borom Tri Lok Nart Buddha representing the Ayudhya period, Buddham Viseth Sasada Buddha from Thonburi Dynasty, and Siam Dheva Thirat Buddha of the Rattanakosin period.
• Songkran Exhibition: Performances, Music, Workshops, Traditional Thai Costumes
This exhibition will present the festival’s history and tradition, cultural performances like Viva Songkran Dance, Silk Reeling Dance, traditional drumming or Klong-Sa-Bad-Chai and traditional North-Eastern Thailand dancing or Vichanee Serng Tung Wai. Visitors can also take parts in free Traditional Thai Heritage Workshops such as making scented fan and scented water, Thai-pattern fabric painting and the art of fruit and vegetable carving, plus dressing in Thai traditional costumes for photo opportunities, all free of charge.
• Parade of the Songkran Goddesses and Thailand’s Court Culture with Concert
Top Thai actresses will light up the ICONSIAM Songkran Niramit Procession that portrays traditional Thai’s court culture in four eras – Sukhothai, Ayudhaya, Thonburi and Rattanakosin. Four actresses including Ann Thongprasom, Natapohn ‘Taew’ Taemeeruk, Woranuch ‘Nune’ Bhirombhakdi, and Chalida ‘Mint’ Vijitvongthong will led the exquisite parade as Songkran Goddess or Tungsa Dhevi in custom-designed traditional costumes that represent each glorious period. The festival will also featured a concert from Nont Tanont and Da Endorphine plus water splashing with the “Cute Boys” along the Chao Phraya River.
• Embrace Thai Happiness at SOOKSIAM
Join in seven activities that embrace the typical Thai happiness or “Sook”. “Sook Som Wang” will allow people to bathe the Buddha images from 4 regions of the country. “Sook Sueb Sarn and Sook Sampan” is an opportunity to pour water on Ban Bang Khae elderly’s hands for their blessings. ‘Sook Sanook” will offer Ferris wheel, egg pond game and sand pagoda making. “Sook Saneh” will be a Songkran beauty pageant contest in the Sook Siam City. “Sook Saeb” will deliver arrays of delicious Thai cuisines from different regions. “Sook Sang Sun” will indulge shoppers with Thai hand-craft products.