Festival, the Thai New Year (Water
Udomwittayakrai from Thailand
is a traditional Thai New Year that starts on April
13 annually. It is also called the "Water Festival"
because people believe that water will wash away
bad luck and make people fresh.
this day, we sprinkle small drops of water to bless
monks and elders. Their hands are sprinkled with
perfumed water. In addition, this festival is for
rain because it is the hottest season.
during the Songkran Festival, people always wet
down everybody who walks past their houses or walks
down the street with cups or buckets of water,
squirt guns, hoses and anything else.
is also called the "Water Festival"
because people believe that water will
wash away bad luck and make people fresh.
Everyone gets wet, but it is all in a
spirit of friendliness and fun.
gets wet, but it is all in a spirit of
friendliness, blessing and fun. People who get wet
actually do not get angry because they know that it
will go to the temples to bathe Buddha images and
give special food to the monks. People will do good
things such as freeing fish or birds and other
animals from their cages.
this day, everywhere in Thailand, people celebrate
and enjoy the festival, especially in Chieng Mai
which is in the Northern part of Thailand. The
Water Festival gives us freshness, happiness and
fun because the weather is very hot. Everybody also
enjoys public events such as beauty contests,
parades, and marching bands.
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