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What is Songkran?

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2020-05-07 11:02:50

What is Songkran? Why we have Songkran Day?

 Songkran comes from the Sanskrit word, which means passing, moving, or approaching. We used this word to describe the approaching to the New Year of Thai people, which takes place on 13th April every year. After 1940, the New Year was shifted to 1 January by the government, but they still fixed the date of 13 April to Thai New Year, the national holiday. This festival is significant to the Thai people, and it has followed from ancient times. During the Songkran Festival, Thai people always cleanse and pour water mixed with Thai fragrance on Buddha images, and show respect to their parents or seniors.