Songkran the Thai New Year (สงกรานต์ = Songkran in Thai language) is celebrated every year in the middle of April. Songkran is also celebrated in Laos and is called Thingyan in Myanmar. Sri Lanka also celebrates a similar festival
The good people of Thailand abandon themselves to a mad free-for-all orgy of throwing, squirting, splashing, heaving, hurling and dumping water on each other.
Teenagers on motorcycles weave wildly through traffic, ready to pounce in hit-and-run squirtgun raids. Pickup trucks packed with nubile girls, fetchingly drenched, prowl about the streets in search of victims for a watery mugging.
Motorbikes, bicycles, and buses are prime targets. Pedestrians are certainly no better off. Kids stand in little militias in front of their houses, a hose running freely into a barrel, and they throw buckets of water at anything that moves. They are on summer vacation; they have nothing else to do, and it's the hottest time of the year. Why not stay wet all day?
Bangkok degenerates into a battlefield!
The Thais used to celebrate the hot season by sprinkling a small out of scented water over each other.
But we're in the 21st century Thailand now, and very little of the traditional Songkran ways of the country remain.
Songkran Festival : People go to the temple to make merits by offering food to monks and novices, observing the precepts and listening to the Dhamma talk. And they perform the bathing ceremony of the Buddha images and monks. During this time, the younger people ask blessings from the elders. This is known as Water Splashing Feast. It might be said that the Songkran festival is the Respected festival to the elders or the Family Day.
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