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songkran festival

  The Songkran festival is the Thai New Year's festival.

The Thai New Year's Day is 13 April every year, but the holiday period

includes 14–15 April as well.The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions.

The holiday is known for its water festival which is mostly celebrated by young people.

Major streets are closed for traffic, and are used as arenas for water fights.

Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition

by splashing water on each other.

It represents purification and the washing away one's sins and bad luck.

As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home

to their loved ones and elders

 

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THE SONGKRAN FESTIVAL IS THE THAI NEW YEAR’S FESTIVAL.
THE THAI NEW YEAR’S DAY IS 13 APRIL EVERY YEAR, BUT THE HOLIDAY PERIOD
INCLUDES 14–15 APRIL AS WELL.THE SONGKRAN CELEBRATION IS RICH WITH SYMBOLIC TRADITIONS.
THE HOLIDAY IS KNOWN FOR ITS WATER FESTIVAL WHICH IS MOSTLY CELEBRATED BY YOUNG PEOPLE.
MAJOR STREETS ARE CLOSED FOR TRAFFIC, AND ARE USED AS ARENAS FOR WATER FIGHTS.
CELEBRANTS, YOUNG AND OLD, PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRADITION
BY SPLASHING WATER ON EACH OTHER.
IT REPRESENTS PURIFICATION AND THE WASHING AWAY ONE’S SINS AND BAD LUCK.
AS A FESTIVAL OF UNITY, PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOVED AWAY USUALLY RETURN HOME
TO THEIR LOVED ONES AND ELDERS

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