Video of the Chiang Mai Flower festival Parade, which is held every year on the first weekend in Feb.
This is the Thailand version of the Rose Bowl Parade in the USA. Colorful floats made with colorful flowers, orchids and seeds are used. Wonderful traditional northern Thai costumes are worn by all and lovely girls and beauty queens adorn the floats. There are marching bands and country folk playing northern Thai music in the parade.
Here in the second video you will see the floats on display, exotic plants flowers being judged
in the park.
The meaning of water during Songkran is very important. Pouring water on each other and Buddha statues is to wash away
the past and a cleansing for the future year. This started as just pouring water on the hands or on the shoulder of others
with a small cup of water has turned into the largest water fight on the planet. I took this video in Chiang Mai Thailand. This festival is every year April 13- 15. You have to see this..
Here is a short streaming video of the festival over a two day period. The first day,
April 13, is the Songkran parade, which takes place on Muangchareon and Thapae roads at 2 PM and lasts around 3 hours. We then hit the streets to join the water fight mostly concentrated along the moat in the city center.
Watch us at Chiang Mai Gate in Chiang Mai Thailand during the Songkran festival
or Thai new year 2008. Live music, wanter fights, bar-b-que and beer, loads of fun. Also see the lady boys during the parade, very funny.