The Thai Department and the Thai Parents Association at
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) held a “Thai Day 2003” on March
25 to show the correct traditions of the Songkran water pouring festival.
In the CMIS Thai Day, there were a variety of activities
provided by the students: Thai stage performances, paying respect to the
elders ceremony, a presentation showing Songkran ceremony culture and stage
scenes showing the life of people during the Lanna period called “The
Legend of Seven Songkran Angels.”
There were also varieties of Thai foods, drinks, desserts
and Thai herbal products and enjoyable Thai games during the school Songkran
Festival including lucky dips and splashing water over each other.
This activity is held every two years, alternating with the International
Grade 8 students
perform “Lao Krathob Mai”.
The best male teacher
and student outfits for Thai Day smile happily after getting 5,000 baht
Grade 6 and 7 boys
performing “Fun Daab Krabi Krabong”, Thai sword fighting.
Extra water with Dao
Rueng flowers for traditional water pouring.
Lovely girls in the
procession pay respect to their teachers.
Grade 6 and 7 girls
performing the “Fingernail Dance”.
Ajarn Supaporn Yanasarn
and all CMIS teachers waiting on stage for the “Paying Respect to the
Water bowl with Dao
Rueng flowers prepared for traditional water pouring.
A small boy beats the
“Glong Sabat Chai” drum at the front of the procession.
CMIS students watch the
Pretty girls from grade
6 and 7 watch the stage performance.
Sand pagoda built by
CMIS students to celebrate their Songkran Festival.