What is an important element of Songkran festival?
Water is an important element of Songkran, especially in more recent times when the throwing of water has become a huge part of the annual celebrations.
What is the legend of Songkran?
Legend. The legend of Songkran is one of the interesting stories being told in Thailand. The story goes that the god Kabila Phrom challenged an intelligent 7-year-old boy called Thammabal to solve riddles, on the condition that the one losing this challenge must be beheaded.
What is Songkran in English?
An important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’.
What is Chinese New Year called?
Lunar New Year
Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year, annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Festivities last until the following full moon.
What is Wing Kwai?
Wing Kwai is an annual festival that takes place after the end of the rainy season in Chonburi. It is expected to take place on Thursday, October 29, 2020. In Thailand, this festival is organised according to the lunar calendar.
How do you say Happy Lunar New Year in Thai?
“Sin Jia Yoo Ee” means “may all your wishes come true this new year”, and “Sin Nee Huad Chai” means “good fortune in the new year”. You can also say in Thai language สุขสันต์วันตรุษจีน /Sùk Săn Wan Trùt Jiin/ or สวัสดีปีใหม่จีน /sà-wàt-dii bpii-mài jinn/.
What is the Kitchen God?
Zao Shen, Wade-Giles romanization Tsao Shen, in Chinese religion, the Kitchen God (literally, “god of the hearth”), who is believed to report to the celestial gods on family conduct and to have it within his power to bestow poverty or riches on individual families.