Thai New Year 2014, Songkran, Bangkok, Thailand

Where? Songkran, Bangkok, Thailand

When? 13th - 15th of April 2014

Songkran is the most important feast for Thai people and is celebrated widely throughout the country. Often called 'Water' Festival", Songkran is the ancient New Year's Day happening mid-April. Now the official New Year's Day happens the 1st January.

In Bangkok, the Buddha image "Buddhasihing" is brought out from the National Museum for people to sprinkle lustral water at Sanam Luang, opposite the Grand Palace. During Thai New Year parade Buddha statues are settled on cars. People sprinkle holy water on the statue to purify it.

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