Songkran Water Festival in Thailand
Thailand developed as a developed country on the banks of large rivers. Over the course of several centuries, the airways have provided the Thai with basic staples of rice and fish. Coupled with abundant rainwater, the soil in Thailand is getting more fertile. there are some ceremonies, traditions, and festivals in this country are always open field .
The most important Thai festival celebrated by the air is Songkran. For three days, in the hottest month of the year, Thailand became the world’s largest air festival organizer. All the towns and villages there hosted from the “water war”, where young people and parents participated. The tourists love the atmosphere of the celebration.However, for the locals, Songkran is a family event.Songkran stands to be the most popular festival of Thailand that marks the beginning of the new solar year and the start of the summer season as well. This year, it will officially start on April 13 and the celebration continues for thress to five days, based on the location. Songkran comes from Thai which means “move “. Because, on that day, the position of the Sun in the zodiac changed its position. It is a traditional new year for Thai residents. Songkran is known by the name “Water Festival” because Thais believe the air will erase bad luck.
The morning celebration begins by doing good, feeding the Buddhist monks and releasing the birds from their cages in order to fly again. When Songkran, the animals are used to free. Paying homage to the ancestors is the most important part of the celebration. Younger family members pay homage to the elders by pouring air into their palms. Instead, the elders will offer prayers that the young people will always be lucky and prosperous in their lives. During the day, after performing rituals bathing Buddha statues with Thai scented waters called ‘Nam Op Thai’, Thais – both young and old – spray each other with cheerful air.