Pattaya Indian Association Urges Mayor to Host Major Holi Festival near Pattaya Beach

Pattaya —

The Pattaya Indian Association and Domestic Tourism Association met with the Pattaya mayor to urge him to host the “Happy Holi Festival of Colours in Pattaya Thailand” aka the Indian Songkran.

On Tuesday, February 28th, the two associations consulted with Pattaya mayor Poramase Ngampiches to propose their idea to stir up tourism after the number of tourists, especially Indian tourists, started to rapidly picked up after the pandemic.

The Pattaya Indian Association led by Mr. Sukraj Singh Kalra stated that he wanted to use the field near Central Pattaya Beach to host what he called the “Indian Songkran” or the “Happy Holi Festival of Colours Pattaya Thailand” festival.

According to him, the Indian Songkran will include cultural activities to promote the beauty and diversity of Indian life. There will be a fun and colorful festival held in the morning of Sunday, March 11th, featuring a ceremony to decorate an altar to worship Krishna.

Then in the afternoon and evening, there will be food and drink stalls, light and sound displays and a color splashing event, where attendees can throw or spray colorful powder or water on each other, creating a playful and lively atmosphere similar to the upcoming Songkran Day.

In response to the proposal, Poramase said he would request permission to hold the Indian Songkran from the Chonburi governor, adding the event was a good idea and would greatly help fortify Pattaya’s relationship with India.

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Aim Tanakorn
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