Songkran Festival 2015
26 March 2015
The Songkran Festival is also known as the traditional Thai New Year or the Thailand Water Festival. The Songkran 2015 festival will take place April 12th through to the 15th. The word Songkran translates as 'the passing of'.
The traditional celebrations involve Thai people sprinkling water on their family members and revered elders for good fortune, to show respect and receive their blessing. Homes, gardens and images of Buddha are given a good clean during this time.
Many towns and cities will parade images from local Wats in the streets. Water and jasmine flowers will be thrown over the images to pay respect to Buddha. People will also prepare food to give to monks and temples for merit making.
Today though, the tradition has evolved into a large nationwide festival involving huge water fights....
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