Thousands line up to go home for Songkran

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers crowded a border checkpoint in Tak’s Mae Sot district on Thursday morning as they returned home for the Songkran holidays.

The workers – most of whom travelled from Bangkok and other provinces where they work and stay – stood patiently in a queue longer than 300 metres to go through the immigration procedure.

Songkran Festival, from April 11-17, is also celebrated in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.

Many Cambodian workers – many of whom only return home once a year during Songkran – also got on board public transport vans from Pathum Thani’s Rangsit area on Thursday to spend the long holidays with their families and relatives in Cambodia.

Written by Somjit Rungjamrasrassamee
Source: The Nation
Published on 11 April 2019
Link: https://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30367529

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