To greet the New Year, a range of uniquely Thai traditional
and cultural celebrations are held in various parts of the
Phuket, festivities on New Year's Eve include a grand party
at Patong Beach, with many of the large resorts taking part
in cavalcade of firework displays at midnight, by which time
Soi Bangla is carpeted in red fire cracker chaff. A very noisy
and happy festival.
As day breaks the new year begins with a Buddhist merit-making
ritual in the early hours of the morning and is followed by
afternoon and evening merry-making and folk entertainment.