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There is no better place to celebrate “Songkran” than Thailand, where the many unique rituals and festivities, which for centuries have celebrated the significance of water in Thai culture and society, will charm and delight visitors old and new to the kingdom.
The word “Songkran” comes from Sanskrit, meaning transformation or change; to be specific, the changing of the zodiac signs. Timed to coincide with the rising of Aries on the astrological chart, the auspicious festival is a period when people cool off in the mid-summer heat, show respect to family elders and receive their blessings in return and also pray for loved ones who have passed away and cannot be present.
Songkran 2014 celebrations in Thailand last from April 5 to 20, depending on the local culture and traditions in different areas of the country. For more details, click here.