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What is Thai new year festival known as?

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Asked by jameel ahmed, 25 Jan '08 03:50 pm
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A Thai word, Songkran means "move" or "change place". The name, which is derived from Sanskrit language, indicates the changes in the position of sun in the zodiac (into Aries). This is the time when the Thais celebrate their New Year. Along with the Thai, people in other countries like China, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar and Yunnan also celebrate their New Year during this time.

The date of the festival was earlier worked out as per the astrological calendar, however now a fixed date is used, from April 13 -15. April 13 is known as the Maha Songkran Day or the last day of the old year whereas April 14 is Wan Nao. The New year begins on April 15 and is known as Wan Thaloeng Sok. Till 1888, the Thai New year marked the beginning of the year, however, presently January 1 is the time when the new year begins. Nonetheless, the Thai New Year, still is a national holiday in the country.
The festival of Songkran is also known as the Water festival. The reason for this ...more
Answered by Zeus, 25 Jan '08 03:54 pm

 
  
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Songkran which means The Water Festival
Answered by madhavi, 25 Jan '08 03:51 pm

 
  
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Songkran.
Answered by jakir hussain, 25 Jan '08 03:57 pm

 
  
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SONGKRAN
Answered by Alekhya Chakravorty, 25 Jan '08 03:51 pm

 
  
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songkran
Answered by mohd yousuf, 25 Jan '08 03:51 pm

 
  
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