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Song Kran Festival

Songkran Festival.

Is the Thai New Year. Which abide the ancient continuity. And a national culture that is
deeply embedded in the beautiful life of people the word “Songkran” comes from a dead
language, Ericsson Inc., or move through the means of movement means Thai long.
The sun moved into the universe of any dignity. Is any dignity. However, the interpretation
of Thai people generally uses. Defined only on the sun and time moving into Aries in April
Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. An important event on the Buddhist calendar,
this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name Songkran
comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. Songkran Festival takes
place in April every year, from the 13th to the 15th which starts on April 13 every year and
lasts for 3 days.
Songkran festival on April 13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old
year, this special day gives value to religion because we gain a lot of merit by offering alms
to monks, meditating, listening to sermons. Carrying sand to temple and forming sand
pagodas, as well as bathing rite for Buddha images and the monks
April 14 is Wan Nao which is the day after the young pour scented water over their elder’s
hands, they in return, wish them good health, happiness and prosperity. This tradition of
paying respect, is called “Rod Nam Dam Hua”. April 14 is called “Family Day”
April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which the New Year begins.