On Monday 31 December 2007 there was a countdown to the New Year and Amazing Prachuapkhirikhan 2008 campaign. The countdown took place around Hua Hin's Tower Clock where police has blocked road.
At 08.00 - 9:30 pm New Year parade with 15 different costume themes took place.
Vice Governor Khun Bongkarn Lipapan has led blessing ceremony for HM the King at the end of which all present sang the King’s song.
On the stage near the Tower clock there were many Thai traditional shows. This year there was also show presenting Karen's culture.
At 11pm Governor Khun Prasong Pitulkisja has arrived to lid the New Year celebration. He said that this is the first time he has attended New Year's countdown. All seven districts of Prachuapkhirikhan have arranged their own New Year celebrations. Each district has organized parade, countdown, fireworks display and sale of local products.
When the countdown to the New Year has finished in Hua Hin at 00:00 all government official and Hua Hin residents have sang Sawadee Pemai song and the fireworks display has begun.
The crowd shouted “chai-yo chai-yo chai-yo" - Happy New Year 2008....
Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya
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