Queens’ Burmese population celebrated the cultural New Year with food, dance and a customary recognition of the elderly individuals in the community Sunday at IS 5 in Elmhurst.


Sunday afternoon, a celebration of the Thai New Year took place at Elmhurst Hospital.

The event for “Songkran Day,” co-organized by City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram temple and the Royal Thai Consul General Pornpong Kanittanon, included a traditional water ceremony, dances, food and music.

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