Imagine the whole city turned into a party and water-splashing avenue. Yes, that’s Songkran festival in Bangkok this coming April 13-15. However, this festival is more than just partying, we also celebrate this joyous occasion with many other remarkable activities.
“Songkran” is a Sanskrit word that means “the sun re-entering the first sign of the zodiac” and is celebrated on April as the month is believed to be the beginning of spring when the trees and flowers blossom and flourish, therefore symbolizes new life and the beginning of a new year. This is the reason why Songkran represents the Thai New Year and is truly the country’s merriest festival.
So you might be wondering why this festival is celebrated with water? To Thais, the significance of water comes in many forms – greetings, blessings and showing respect. In fact, water is not only used in celebrating Songkran, but is also in other Thai traditional rites such as weddings and funerals. Water is also an element that embodies purity that washes away evil and misfortune.
Now you know a thing or two about Songkran. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind festive season in Bangkok and immerse in the true Thai culture. We hope to see and celebrate with you soon only here at Le Meridien Bangkok and Silom Community where the journey of discovery happens.
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