You can have fun taking part in the Songkran festivities without alcohol, as many communities are proving with alcoholic beverage-free zones for the holiday celebration.
Young Thais pour water on a Buddha statue at a temple in Samut Prakan, hoping it will bring them good health and good fortune, during the traditional Thai New Year celebration, Songkran. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
This year 86 locations in 66 provinces across the country celebrating the Thai traditional new year have been designated alcohol-free zones, under a joint campaign by the Culture Ministry, the Thailand Health Promotion Foundation and the StopDrink Network.
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