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Songkran Celebration 2018 (Thai New Year)


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The Songkran festival (Thai: สงกรานต์, pronounced [sǒŋ.krāːn]; from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, or literally "astrological passage") is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 of April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South like Puthandu in India srilanka and Southeast Asia.

The traditional water pouring is meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad away and is sometimes filled with fragrant herbs when celebrated in the traditional manner.

On Sunday, April 15 at the Buddhist Temple of America (Wat Bhuridattavanaram) the morning starts with the Alms Round at 9:30 a.m. Followed by food offering to the Venerable Monks, blessings and general offering to the monk community. There will be a lunch break with food provided by volunteers. The water pouring ceremony will begin around 12:45 p.m. in the afternoon.