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Songkran Festival
April 15, 2010, 3:44 pm
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Today is the last day of the traditional new year’s day in Thailand. The Songkran festival is mostly centered in Chaing Mai, but the entire country celebrates by throwing water (and sometimes talc used for blessings by the monks) on each other to wash away bad luck and start the year off renewed and cleansed. It started by sprinkling blessed water, after it had been poured over Buddha’s for cleaning, over family members to honor elders and family members, but eventually turned into a full-fledged water fight to help keep cool in the hottest month of the year. Many also use this time to clean their Buddha images and shrines, along with a thorough spring cleaning of the house.

In case you didn’t quite get your new year off on the right track in January, take a quick hop in the shower and start again today! สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ – Happy Songkran Day!

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ooh fun! thanks for teaching me something new! and happy songkran day!

Comment by Sandhya

Thanks Sandhya!

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