Songkran is held on 13th April every year. Songkran literally means “astrological passage” meaning transformation or change. The term was borrowed from Makar Sankranti 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 one’s 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 coloured shirts and most carry a water gun or hose pipe….fully loaded and ready to soak you…haha…
Wherever you venture there will be water for me I just have to hold out my hands and water is poured over my hands and I am blessed…One of the perks of being older …Respect 🙂
I hope you enjoyed these few pictures.. of course, they are all of past times as Songkran for the second year running has been put on hold ..no water fights and parties we have been told to stay home and celebrate quietly as lots of regulations have been put in place in many provinces because of Covid…stay safe, laugh a lot and enjoy…see you next time. Much love Carol 🙂
Thank you once again for reading this post see you tomorrow xx