Songkran Festival In Thailand

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Local News & Event

Date: 10 – 18 April 2010
Venue: Nationwide

Looking for an incredible Thai festival to celebrateω Well, Songkran, the festival of “water throwing”, is the most celebrated and merriest of Thai festival. Celebrated on a national scale, the Thai New Year always captures the imagination of travellers for both its cultural and fun attributes of water splashing among friends and relatives. “Songkran” in Sanskrit means the beginning of a new Solar Year. During this period. The young and old wear new clothes and various religious ceremonies are carried out. On the eve of Songkran, housewives busy themselves by cleaning their house for good luck. On 15 April, a very significant ceremony called Rot Nam Dam Hua takes place, in which the young bathe the hands of their elders with scented water and ask for forgiveness. Then the party begins with water throwing to invoke good blessings on each other. Although the festival is celebrated throughout th kingdom, each region has their particular “style” in which the festival is commemorated. In Bangkok, for example, the Songkran Grand Celebration will be held from 10 to 15 April around the Rattanakosin Island district, sometimes called “Old Bangkok”. The main celebrations in the capital focus on bathing rites of replicas of revered Buddha images originating from various provinces in the North, South, East and central regions, interspersed with traditional food and desert-making demonstrations and cultural performances. The opening ceremony will take place on 10 April at Phra Chetupon Wimol Manklaram or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.



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