All rights reserved. Songkran, a festival marking the Thai New Year, is all about making a fresh start with a splash. The festival in Thailand kicks off on April 13 and usually lasts three days, though festivities can start early or end later in some cities. Water plays a major role in the festival. Symbolically it washes away the previous year so people can get ready for the next one. But many other Songkran traditions use water as well. People prepare for the new year by cleaning houses, schools, offices, and other public spaces. Many families wake up early during Songkran and visit Buddhist temples, where they bring offerings such as food and listen to monks as they preach.
5 Traditional Thai Songkran Songs
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What is Songkran
It is the largest celebration in Thailand and takes place for three to seven days in mid-April every year. During this period, the entire country celebrates by hurling water at one another and by enjoying local music, food, and fun! People pour buckets of water, aim water hoses, and fire giant, fluorescent water guns at each other. Not surprisingly, Songkran Festival has become a popular vacation destination for tourists world-wide. In fact, more than a half million visitors join in the fun and indulge in local entertainment every year. This New Year festival welcomes locals and tourists alike with open arms! Songkran, derived from the Sanskrit words "astrological passage", is interpreted as "move or change in the position of the Sun" and was originally based on the movement of Aries on the astrological chart.
Welcome to Songkran Festival www. The Thai protest is not stopping foreigners coming to Thailand for the Songkran Festival. The Songkran Festival appears on April 13th, 14th and 15th. Thais celebrate by throwing water at each other.