Hua Hin New Year Celebrations

On 31 December from 6 p.m. around Queen’s Park Hua Hin residents gather every year for the New Year celebrations. Hua Hin Municipality organize the Countdown Festival to welcome New Year.

Local officials provide about thousand tables & chair for the public. About one hundred food stalls set up to sell sea food (king crab, prawns, cuttlefish, white bass), steaks, padthai (fried noodle in Thai style) and Somtam (Thai salad made of sliced green papaya).

On the stage there performances of well known music bands from Bangkok. In between of the performance there quizes.
At midnight Lord Mayor wishes everybody Happy New Year. On the stage nine monks pray and wish Happy New Year to people and bless them with holly water. Then people shout many times ‘long live the King’. The New Year celebrations continue for several more hours.

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