Sunday, April 10, 2011

thai new year

Happy Thai New Year!

Songkran is the Thai New Year in Thailand,
Also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and in the east of India.

Songkran is a Sanskrit word. Means of mobility. A likeness of the movement of the universe set. Or is moving in the New Year and beliefs of some countries in Southeast Asia called "foreign" water wars.

The first day of the festival, a day to lift the sun into Aries (Moving from Pisces to Aries, called "Day Mhasgkrants" days later "Wannena" and last day, a day Hulsakrach change and start using new Kaloic annual "New Year's day" from the above principles. Songkran Festival, now often with the date April 14-16 (with the exception of some years such as Year 2551 Year 2555 and the return match Songkran Day April 13-15) in the Thai calendar, however, now make Songkran Festival April 13-15 match of the day every year and public holidays.

Songkran is Thailand's oldest traditions, the ancient heritage with traditional New Year double. Have been collectively. Thai New Year Songkran Festival Means New Year's Eve tradition. And welcome the new year. Tamil New Year is the word. Means the end of the year.

Songkran is a ritual ceremony that occurred within the family or community, but now times have change to include all of society. Traditional beliefs in a key symbol for the ceremony include the use of water and what it represents. To another on the meaning of the summer. Time sun moving into Aries. Used to sprinkle water to another to be happy. With a request from adults. To remember and give thanks to the deceased fathers. In modern social life back home in the tradition of Songkran Festival. Songkran Day has been a family day. In the same ceremony pour water on the fate. To start a new year with happiness. (from

i found this video on you tube

i wish i could be there to expierence all that.
looks like so much freaking fun!

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