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10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

Get ready to get drenched!  1. Songkran (pronounced “Sonk-kraan”) is the Thai New Year festival celebrated from 13 to 15 April every year. It is the country’s most important public holiday. 2. The word ‘Songkran’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘samkranti’, which means ‘astrological passage’. 3. Songkran is a Buddhist festival and celebrated in […]

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15 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

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15 Interesting Facts About Chinese New Year

Gung Hei Fat Choy! 1. Global festival: Chinese New Year is not only celebrated in China, but by many other countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia. 2. Lunar calendar: The date of Chinese New Year changes every year because the Chinese use the Lunar calendar, which is based on […]

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Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

In Thailand, there are two New Year celebrations – one on 31 December and then one in April. But, the celebration in April isn’t what you’d imagine. Fireworks, a countdown, a night of partying and being with a special someone isn’t the name of the game. Instead, the Thai New Year celebration – known as […]

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