It’s Songkran week in Pattaya but due to the current Covid-19 pandemic this year looks dramatically different than most.
The Thai government has ordered the closure of all entertainment venues in 41 provinces, including Chonburi, for at least two weeks due to a rising number of cases in the province and country. These originally stemmed from a nightlife cluster in the Bangkok area.
Additionally, the government banned weeks ago “fun” Songkran activities like water fights, concerts, and parties.
However, Chonburi is making the best of a difficult situation and is having a socially distanced kite festival on Pattaya Beach throughout Songkran. Featuring a variety of kites and the ability to find your own, the event is held right on the beach and is easy to keep your distance and stay safe from Covid-19.
Here are some pictures courtesy of Keith F. Who sent them in yesterday to us.