Songkran Festival 2009, unforgettable times in Thailand

April 17, 2009

The traditional Thai New Year is the Songkran Days, officially celebrated every year on 13-15 April and lasts between 3 to 10 days, depending on where you are in Thailand.  Though it seems to be well-known as the water-splashing festival for tourists nowadays, Thai people traditionally spend a time to visit and pay respect to the elders in their family, friends and neighbors. And also people go to a temple to pray and give food to monks.

In this year 2009, the Songkran festival had become notable periods for Thailand, not in a good way though. I will not go into details of the chaos in Bangkok and Pattaya. Those matters are not considered as the “Worth” in my own blog theme. 

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None of Thai people would like to experience the Songkran celebration like what we just had either in Pattaya or Bangkok recently, I dare to say this!  The only war we are keen and looking forward to is a battle of water gunfires, not tear gas…

“Sawasdee Pi Mai Chao Thai” = Happy New Year to Thai People.

May the force be with you-

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