Is the Songkran Festival religious Its from Thailand?
Yes Songkran is considered to be a religious festival. It marks the Thai new year according to the Buddhist lunar calender.
Water is symbolic at Songkran because, an important part of the festival, is the washing away of misdeeds and bad luck from the previous year, in order to begin afresh in the new year.
Images of the Lord Buddha are washed ceremoniously by Buddhist monks in preparation for the new year.
The religious celebrations in Buddhism are as follows: Buddhist New Year, Vesak. Magha, Puja Day,Magha Puja Day, Asakha Puja day, Uposatha, Pavarana Day, Kathina Ceremony, Anapanasati Day,Abhidhamma Day, Songkran, Loy Krathong, The Ploughing Festival, The Elephant Festival, The Festival of the Tooth, Ulambana and Avalokitesbara (Kuan Yin) Birthday
Songkran Festival (the water festival) is held in mid of April to celebrate the traditional Thai New Year. Most visitors come to see this festival since there are a variety of religious and fun activities taking place each year. Besides, many great parades and a Miss Songkran beauty competition are included in this festival. As this is the hottest time of the year, most people pour, squirt or throwing water on each other. In the…
As a holiday destination Thailand offers everything from beach holidays, diving, snorkeling, trekking and wildlife tours, Buddhist retreats, volunteer opportunities in communities or teaching English and of course sightseeing. Go to phi phi islands, kanchanaburi waterfalls, shop at chatuchak in Bangkok or see the royal palace. Go to isaan area to see how real thais live or up north to visit the golden triangle. Go down to pattaya for songkran festival and have fun!
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Thailand. The Thai New Year festival is called Songkran and lasts for three days from 13 to 15 April according the Gregorian calendar. The customs are many such as people throw water over one another, under the guise of that it will bring good rains in the coming year and all the Buddha statues or images are washed.
National Thai festivals include: International New Year Makha Bucha Day Chakri Day Songkran National Labour Day Coronation Day Royal Ploughing Ceremony Visakha Bucha Day Mid Year Bank Holiday Asarnha Bucha Day HM the Queen's Birthday Chulalongkorn Day HM the King's Birthday Constitution Day Loy Krathong Sai Festival In addition there are many regional festivals and events held at various places throughout Thailand. For more information about all of the festivals, including dates, a good resource…
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