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Songkran Festival celebrates Thai New Year

April 30, 2009 | 8:27 p.m. CDT
MU marked the Thai New Year with The Grand Songkran Festival. Events included opening remarks by MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, a drum parade and traditional music performances, as well as a spicy papaya salad-eating contest and water fight. The event drew a large crowd despite the wet weather. Along with the food and music, Thai artifacts, tourist attractions and historical information were showcased.
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