Above: Traditional image of Songkran – Pouring fragrant water over the hands of the elderly in the rod nam dam hua ceremony.
From Thairath, April 6, 2012
The cartoon title reads: If you cannot get over Thaksin… then some people will be sorrowful and some will be joyful.
On the hooded figure: Objection to Thaksin’s amnesty – Gave an order to suppress people.
On the Thaksin figures: Wanna go home & Love Thaksin
Small Thaksin at bottom left: Give back justice.
Other small Thaksin: Bring the one who kill people to be punished.
Above: Songkran on Khao Sarn Road
(Photo: Rapee for 2Bangkok.com)
Above: Spectacular images from along Ratchadamneorn Road from Songkran 2005 when the Thai Rak Thai government was promoting Thai holidays for a world audience. After they were ousted, this sort of promotion ceased.
2014: This year’s Songkran goddess
2014: Thaksin’s Songkran message: Let’s forgive and forget
2013: They dared her to take off her clothes
2013: Songkran Cartoons 2013 from Matichon
2011: Topless Dancers at Songkran
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