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rpannier

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Sat Apr 13, 2024, 03:42 AM Apr 13

April 13th. Happy Songkran to everyone here in Asia

Songkran is the Thai New Year.
My understanding is that Songkran is comes from the Sanskrit and means movement.
Songkran happens when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries in the solar system.
Songkran technically happens every month, but this event is the High Songkran
Though Thailand officially celebrates new Year on January 1st. The country also celebrates Songkran for 3 days.
There are lots of water fights (super soakers are a must), which represent a ritual cleansing.

I live in Japan, not Thailand. I have never been to the Songkran celebrations. Though I imagine it is a lot of fun -- especially for children.

And happy Songkran to those not in Asia when April 13th comes to your region

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