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Songkran's Day (Thai New Year) in Thailand
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Do you know about Songkran day? Songkran is a festival of Thailand.13 - 15 April every year.Songkran festival is important because this day is New Year’s Day in Thailand.
Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends, neighbors, and monks.Besides the throwing of water, people celebrating Songkran as a Buddhist festival may also go to a Wat (Buddhist monastery) to pray and give food to monks.
They may also cleanse Buddha images from household shrines as well as Buddha images at monasteries by gently pouring water mixed with a Thai fragrance over them.It is believed that doing this will bring good luck and prosperity for the New Year