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Photos: Thai Town's Songkran Fest Welcomes a New Year

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The annual Songkran Festival brought Angelenos from all walks of life to the streets of Thai Town Sunday as the community gathered for their traditional colorful New Year celebration.

With the arrival of spring comes the renewal of the earth, which is what brings Thai families and friends together to celebrate each year through food, entertainment, spectacle and tradition. In L.A.'s robust Thai Town, Hollywood Boulevard was closed to traffic and set up to celebrate with arts and crafts and vendor booths similar to a Thai marketplace, a beauty contest, Muay Thai boxing, live entertainment by Thai singers and dancers in traditional garb, and of course delicious food and drink.