Songkram….Thai New Year

Songkram is held on 13th April every year. Songkram literally means “astrological passage” meaning transformation or change.The term was borrowed from Makar Sangkrati a Hindu festival celebrated in India to mark the arrival of spring.Coinciding with the rising of Aries in the astrological calendar, this festival is in keeping with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar, which is on many calendars of south and south east Asia.

It is a time when water is used to cleanse and purify by washing away ones sins.It is also a time when people return to their home provinces to celebrate with family and friends.

There is much fun and laughter and if you don’t wish to get soaked ..then stay home….Everyone wears bright colourful shirts and most support a water gun or hose pipe.

 

The additional of talcum powder is also used so it is advisable to wear some sort of eye protection though most don’t.

It is a fun occassion for the young and the not so young to enjoy a fun filled day. The wigs, colourful shirts and water guns of all sorts, it brings the child out in everyone.

12990995_10208396475982338_9067258736485590221_n

 

12963714_1695591554049265_5404810361248844810_n

Next year I think I will be going to where Songkram is celebrated more traditionally with the elephants. But until then…

I hope you enjoyed these few pictures..have a lovely weekend, stay safe, laugh a lot and enjoy…see you next time. Much love Carol šŸ™‚

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Songkram….Thai New Year

    1. blondieaka Post author

      Thank you Steph. I hope you have great weekend also I am doing some research on Salt Cookware at the moment I started a while ago and shelved it and my reblog on Salt block recipes etc has rekindled my interest šŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
      1. blondieaka Post author

        It’s a cool of cooking and healthy, I use Himalayan salt anyway this is just the next step for me and I am looking for a product to sell also so this may be it..exciting:)

        Liked by 1 person

    1. blondieaka Post author

      Thank you Lynz it is a lovely happy celebration and it cools you down..ha ha…and thank you for reblogging the Salt block article I have been looking at buying one for while and have reblogged and will be buying one now. Have a lovely weekend šŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s