Songkran cel­e­brated with a soak­ing

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Louise Alling­ham

The Pil­bara Mul­ti­cul­tural As­so­ci­a­tion cel­e­brated Songkran, or Thai New Year, at Cat­trall Park last Satur­day.

Songkran is tra­di­tion­ally cel­e­brated by splash­ing wa­ter on one another, sym­bol­is­ing pu­rifi­ca­tion and the wash­ing away of sins and bad luck.

There was hardly a dry gar­ment to be found as peo­ple joined in the mas­sive wa­ter fight.

Dampier Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice joined in the fes­tiv­i­ties by cre­at­ing a foam pit and soak­ing pa­trons with their hoses.

Par­tic­i­pants blessed each other with chalk mark­ings on their faces and bod­ies.

There were also Thai dancers, food, tra­di­tional bless­ings, and a best-dressed child com­pe­ti­tion.

Pic­tures: Louise Alling­ham

Fun times in the foam pit.

Annabelle Lam, To Yuk Man, Lara Wang and Rain Liao.

Jun Awaran and Yuwadee Car­lyon.

Ke­main Kun­na­maung, Dew Thep­chakon, Kwan­phi Teparot and Kim Thee­tarak.

Ryan Townsend, 2.

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