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Old heads celebrate over Songkran

Two centenarians ring in the New Year when Thais also pay repects to the elderly

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They may be more than a hundred years old, but Keng Thanawatyangyong and his neighbour Thongkham Saibua will be a key part of the Songkran Day celebration tomorrow. 

A nurse chats with 102-year-old Thongkham Saibua, Granny Phuang, during a regular visit to her home in Taling Chan district to check on her health. Photos by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin

The water festival not only marks the Thai traditional New Year, but it is also a celebration of longevity for centenarians like Mr Keng, 103, and Ms Thongkham, 102.

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