Monday, May 07, 2012

Songkran Festival 2012

Thailand's most celebrated festival is the Songkran Festival also know as Thai New Year.
It starts April 13 and lasts between 3 and 10 days, the word Songkran is from the Sanskrit meaning the beginning of a new Solar Year.

The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, the custom is quite refreshing. Songkran is a Public Spring Cleaning Day, supported by the religious belief that anything old and useless must be thrown away or it will bring bad luck to the owner.
Is in The Star World page on 13th April 2012. That date was my Birthday.

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