Songkran 2011

The Songkran Festival is about kick off in Thailand (April 13-15).  Songkran, also know as the “Water Festival”, is really something to see!

I came across this nicely written post on the blog “Thailand Tails”written by Sharon Bryant, a mission co-worker with the Presbyterian Church (USA) working in Thailand. Hopefully, she wont mind us excerpting and linking to her post……

Folks in Thailand are preparing for Songkran, the festival marking the Thai New Year. Celebrated nationwide, the most famous of the Songkran celebrations takes place in Chiangmai, the city where I will be stationed in the future. It is a festival that I remember from my childhood as it always involves time off from school and activity that would not be considered appropriate at any other time of the year. The Songkran Festival in Chiangmai now attracts thousands of visitors from all over Thailand, as well as international tourists who are determined to share the fun. While we won’t be in Chiangmai this year, I am curious to see how the festival is celebrated in Bangkok.

Read the entire post on “Thailand Tales” by clicking HERE

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