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All About Songkran Posted by on Apr 10, 2017

It’s that time again, as Thais all around the country gear up for the most important holiday. Songkran (สงกรานต์ sǒng graan) is a 3-day festival taking place from April 13-15 that rings in the traditional Thai New Year. There are quite a few customs associated with the holiday, including the epic water fights that take place…

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Thai New Year Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

Between April 13-15, Thais celebrate their New Year in the country’s biggest and most important festival, Songkran (สงกรานต์ sǒng-graan). The name comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, which literally means “astrological passing.” This is because the sun enters the constellation of Aries at this time, the first sign of the zodiac. Over the 3-day celebration, Thais all…

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