Visiting temples: A huge number of Thais also visit temple during the evening or night time to mark the changing of the year with good luck and prosperity. Making merit and giving alms to monks are common. It’s the Thai spiritual way to begin the new year with peace of mind.
How do you say Happy New Year in Thai?
The most common way to say Happy New Year In Thai is: สวัสดีปีใหม่ (sawad dee ppee mai) – Happy New Year.
What do you give for Songkran?
It’s common to offer them a fresh flower garland on Songkran. Other popular Songkran gifts often have something to do with water and purification, such as soaps, towels, light cotton tops, multipurpose checkered cloth called pha khao ma and sarongs. More exclusive presents include silk and eau de cologne 4711.
Why is the Thai New Year in April?
The traditional Thai New Year Songkran was transformed into a national holiday. Celebrations are famous for the public water fights framed as ritual cleansing.
|Observed by||Thai and Malaysian Siamese|
|Significance||Marks the Thai New Year|
How do you say Happy Songkran in Thai?
To wish someone a happy Songkran day, you can use the same pattern:
- Happy Songkran! สวัสดีวันสงกรานต์ sà-wàt-dee bpee mài.
- Happy Songkran! สุขสันต์วันสงกรานต์ sùk wan sŏng-graan.