Songkran water fights officially banned
19 Mar 2021 at 17:29
A girl shoots her water gun at revellers during the Songkran festival in Phra Pradaeng district, Samut Prakan, on April 21, 2019. Water fights are banned during the celebration this year, as they were last year. (File photo)
The Covid-19 task force on Friday banned street water fights during the Songkran festival for the second year running, on fears it could spread Covid-19.
The Songkran festival holiday this year is from April 12-15, preceded by a weekend.
with water guns and
water from pickup trucks were a normal part of what has been described as the world's biggest water fight, until the pandemic struck.
will not happen this Songkran. We must ask you to cooperate with us," the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration said on Friday.
They said foam parties would also be banned. The tradition of pouring water over the hands of older people,
activities and travel between provinces to visit relatives would be allowed.
: a fight; serious disagreement, strong competition, etc. - การต่อสู้
: (past "flung") to throw somebody/something somewhere with force - ขว้าง, ปา, เหวี่ยง
: to happen before something or come before something/somebody in order - มาก่อน, อยู่หน้า, นำหน้า
: relating to religion, or to the beliefs and practices of a particular religion - เกี่ยวกับศาสนา
: to hit something noisily with a liquid - กระเด็นเปื้อน, สาดกระเด็น
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