Sawadee Pee Mai

Sawadee Pee Mai! Happy New Year!

Songkran is a time when the entire nation of Thailand enjoys a three day massive water fight in celebration of the new year. Everyone is involved. Everyone. Even innocent bus passengers. Outside = soaked. 

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Songkran isn’t only a time of throwing water, but also a time of blessing. As a sign of respect the youth will pour jasmine water on the palms of elders. Sometimes strangers will also come up and bless others by pouring jasmine water or smearing powder on their faces.

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Blessings in Phra Yesu’s name at church

Many come from all over the world to enjoy the festivities, especially the popular foam party at one of Thailand’s larger malls.

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Songkran has become one of my favorite holidays! I think everyone agrees. 🙂

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