Celebrating Songkran in LA's Thai Town

The weather was perfect, and the mood jubilant at the 7th annual Songrkran festival in Los Angeles' Thai Town on Sunday. In a cultural and community celebration, Hollywood Boulevevard eastbound from Western was blocked off to accommodate booths offering resources, services, food, shopping, and entertainment, along with a stage for live performances, a Muay Thai boxing ring, and the jam-packed Singha Beer Garden for the 21+ revelers.

As guests of Singha, this is where we spent the bulk of this beautiful April Easter Sunday, pairing beer with the fiery delights of food catered by the always amazing Jitlada. Strolling on the Boulevard it was a joy to see so many members of the Thai community out to rejoice in their culture and to express the happiness and spirituality of their New Year, and to see that so many people from other backgrounds were there to take part in the fun as well.

Although we couldn't possibly drink all day it all in, we did capture some moments from the festival on camera.