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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Miss Songkran contestant Rosita Charbsuwan, talks to the front of the stage in the Miss Songkran competition, at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton, Saturday, April 19, 2014. The annual two day Thai-Lao New Year celebration includes authentic food and music, and the Miss Songkran beauty contest. It continues Sunday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and is open to the public.
Photos: Thai-Lao New Year festival celebrated at Layton Buddhist temple

By Rick Egan

First Published Apr 19 2014 05:18 pm • Last Updated Apr 21 2014 08:41 am

Contestants in the Miss Songkran beauty contest show their respect to the elderly and VIP members in the audience by sprinkling flower water in their hands Saturday at the Songkran Festival at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton. The annual two-day Thai-Lao New Year celebration includes authentic food and music and the beauty contest. It continues Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, and is open to the public.

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