Songkran Festival 2013: Thai New Year Celebration in Photos

Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year, was celebrated this past weekend at Wat Phrasriratanaram (890 Lindsay Lane, Florissant; 314-839-3115).

The only Buddist temple in the St. Louis area, Wat Phrasriratanaram is home to a half-dozen monks. For Songkran, local Thai restaurants and families prepare dishes to raise money for the temple. This event is free and open to the public. There is also music, meditation and traditional dancing.

Crystal Rolfe
Crystal Rolfe

Pad Thai. (You know you want some.)

Crystal Rolfe
Crystal Rolfe

Kai pa-lo pork, a pork-and-egg stew seasoned with cinnamon and star anise, prepared by Thai Rama restaurant.

Crystal Rolfe
Crystal Rolfe

From The King and I: grilled chicken served with sticky rice.

Crystal Rolfe
Crystal Rolfe

Stir-fried spicy pork, prepared by Zen in Crestwood.

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