Friday, April 15, 2011

Songkran Festival

Celebrations are essential part of a culture. They serve as a glimpse of what had transpired over the year that past. This article is all about Thai New Year.

The Songkran Festival

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Songkran is a special time for Thai people. It's a three day celebration wherein people go out and enjoy the day. It is the most famous and fun-filled festival here and for that, even foreigners participate in every event. Water plays an important role in various activities which is pretty much like the symbol of Christians during Baptism: for cleansing, washing away old sins and move forward in life.

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It is also known as the "Water Festival" as people believe that water will wash away bad luck. In Thai word, it means to "move or change place" as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac.

Families are able to reflect on values of life, family, the society and religion during this event, as they gather and share their time together.

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Life has its "ups and downs" as they say. It is a tough challenge and Songkran proves that everybody must be open for new opportunities, always start fresh, to have more momentum and accomplish more.


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2 comments:

  1. I missed Songkran. I wish not to miss it again next year.

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  2. halryt... we could still do some post songkran celebration, but i think it will be a bit different.. just be completely drenched by some sort of... beer? wahahaha...

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