Songkran Festival: Thai New Year

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Thai embassador chef Jet Tila celebrates Songkran - the Thai New Year - in Thai town in Hollywood.  He will do a giant curry cooking demonstration plus a curry cook-off at 3pm. The festival highlights Thai cuisine, costumes and dancing. There will also be a procession of Thai Buddhist monks, Muay Thai boxing matches, Songkran parade and a beauty pageant.  It takes place along Hollywood Blvd between Western and Normandie. Take the metro, it's the best way, or park free at the Kaiser Permanente hospital at Vermont Ave via Barnsdall Dr and take a free shuttle ride to the festival.

You can find Jet at the Bangkok Market that his family owns or on his website.

Thai Town Songkran Festival
April 13
10am - 7pm
Hollywood Blvd (between Western Ave and Normandie Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90027

There's also a two-day Songkran Festival celebration at the Wat Thai in North Hollywood. Free parking at the Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City and free shuttle ride.

Wat Thai Songkran Festival
April 12-13
9am - 6pm
Wat Thai Los Angeles
8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave (at Roscoe Blvd)
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Music break: CQ Song by Mellow