Shan New Year 25 November 2011 - Thoed Thai

Discussion in 'Touring Northern Thailand - Trip Reports Forum' started by ronwebb, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. I rode up to Thoed Thai with David stopping for 2nd breakfast at the sunshine in Tha Ton

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    As always the ride up there is enjoyable and for the most part uneventful. We stopped along the way here and there to enjoy the views

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    The parade was scheduled to start at 4.00pm but at the given hour, people were ony just beginning to assemble.

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    The delay gives the marchers a bit of time to show off their dress and practice a bit

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    and so things are slowly coming together to get the show on the road

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    but there is still a further delay as the top table is not ready that the other end, so its down tools and take a break

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    and get some practice in

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    but some just wait patiently and it gives a chance for the elders to have a smoke and reflect on the year just passing

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    As the sun was by this time getting very low and our throats rather dry, we retired to the strategically located restaurant up the road along the parade route. Soon enough the parade came along

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    and into the main event area as darkness came and the party got underway

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    Food everywhere of course and there seemed to be many more attendees than last year

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    Some just know how to party

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    Its not that David is really THAT tall you understand

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    Loads of different shows from different surrounding villages and folk

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    John from the Rim Tan takes up his duty as a village elder to show appreciation for all the efforts of the performers

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    later catching up with an old mate

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    directing him to a table of more friends and Leo

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    but the MC is keen to keep the stage raging

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    and at midnight the fireworks and lanterns take over although this year the fireworks were not at the intensity level of last year, so at least this year we didn't catch fire

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    Back at the beer table its getting a bit nippy but heaters were provided

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    As always at these events everyone is having a great time relaxing, being with friends and just enjoying the evening. Smiling faces everywhere.....

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    For me, these people command a great deal of respect. Mostly Shan with no status, no ID, no passport but they seem always happy and for sure make the most of what they have.
    I'll be back next year.

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  2. Great to see DU clearly up to much mischief if anything can be guaged from the smiles beaming from his face.
     
  3. I love those Shan dances. Although the music can be so monotone, the movements of the girls fingers are sooo nice to watch
     

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