Even if you could have, I'm glad you didn't. I just don't think we would have been made to feel welcome.
Besides, knowing they are having a parade is one thing. Knowing where they're having it is another.
I believe the fact that very few farang knew about it was intentional. If we ever find out why, does anyone other than me think whatever the reason was, it will be about as convoluted as it gets?
I could be totally wrong, but I can't help but think this whole thing qualifies as the next item on my "I Don't Get It" list.