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Holiday: ‘Songkran’

Songkran - English lesson

‘Songkran’  /sǒŋ kraːn/

This is a holiday celebrated from April 13 to April 15.

Songkran is the traditional New Year’s Day in Thailand. It is the biggest annual celebration in the country and the longest holiday.

Songkran is a spiritual holiday. It is a chance to visit family and visit temples. Water is very important to the holiday. Buddhists will pour water over statues of Buddha to clean away last year’s bad luck.

Water is also part of the fun of Songkran. Many roads are closed to give young people places for huge water fights. People anywhere might throw water on each other to remove last year’s bad luck.