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The Songkran: Asian New Year Celebration

Updated: Aug 27, 2021

On the 13th April, Asian countries like, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc celebrates it as the Traditional New Year Day. ‘Songkran’is the Thai name for the New Yea; it means transformation or change and is a celebration and merit making event nationwide. People will be travel home and visit their families.


Morning begins with giving alms to the monks, visiting temples, and offering dana to the Buddhist monastics. People should attend the blessing, chanting and pour water on the Buddha statues, monks, elderly, and friends, representing purification, and washing away bad luck. Paying respect to ancestors is the important part of the event.

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