Although the majority of regions in Thailand celebrate Songkran from April 13–15 each year, certain areas in the east of the country extend the festival’s celebrations.
On Sunday and Monday, Bang Saen Beach in Muang district hosted Chonburi’s “Wan Lai” or “day that flows” celebrations. Playing traditional games, constructing sand mounds, and paying reverence to Buddha deities were among the activities.
Locals awoke on Tuesday to streets clogged with trash as a result of the tens of thousands of visitors that descended to celebrate the additional Songkran celebrations over the two days.On its Facebook page, the Saen Suk Municipality uploaded pictures of the trash heaps left on Liab Hat Bang Saen Road on Tuesday along with the statement: “We are happy to welcome everyone, but when you leave, who picks up the garbage?”
The advertisement asked citizens to participate in the city’s weeklong major clean-up of all the roadways in the Saen Suk neighborhood. According to the post, local vendors, municipal authorities, and students from Burapha University have already signed up.
The statement stated, “We encourage merchants to tidy up the areas where they put up their stalls. “If everyone picks up after themselves, Bang Saen Beach will quickly regain its stunning condition.”