Koh Kham locals celebrate post-Songkran tradition — ‘Carrying Girls into the Sea’

Koh Kham, located near Koh Sichang in Chon Buri province, held a conventional activity to rejoice the post-Songkran tradition of “Aum Sao Long Nam” — or “Carrying Girls into the Sea”. The occasion is traditionally held yearly on April 18 following the Songkran pageant. Yesterday marked the primary time the event has been held up to now two years due to the pandemic.
The opening ceremony for this year’s edition of the Aum Sao Long Nam occasion was held on Monday morning at Koh Kham Yai Beach. The president of Chon Buri’s Provincial Administrative Organization was in attendance. The event invited locals and travellers, both Thai and foreigners, to make advantage, be part of a beauty pageant and have enjoyable with the highlight activity — carrying women into the sea.
Locals on Koh Kham have been hosting the occasion since King Rama 5 was in energy. It has traditionally been held after Songkran as a result of that’s the right time when relations or couples met one another. To be No sweat of the exercise, a man will invite a lady he loves — i.e. wife or girlfriend — or a feminine relative he respects — i.e. mom or elder — and then carry her into the ocean. Depending on their strength, males might carry a number of girls into the water.
The Mayor of Koh Sichang added that many foreigners and Thai travellers who weren’t the locals on Koh Kham additionally participated within the festivities. He stated carrying ladies into the sea was a unique conventional activity that could draw the eye of vacationers from everywhere in the world..

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