For the January New Year’s celebration, Thai people often exchange gifts with friends and family members. It’s also common for them to pay a visit to their local temple so that they can make merit, participate in temple rites and otherwise ring in the coming year.
How do Thailand celebrate?
The most magical of Thailand’s events and holidays include Thai New Year and the water-throwing celebrations of Songkran, the fairy-tale floating offerings of Loy Krathong and the unexplained phenomenon of Naga Fireballs, which rise from the Mekong River during every October full moon.
How many new years are there in Thailand?
So in Thailand the year is 2019 and also 2562. And yes, there are three New Year’s celebrations every year, and if you are confused about what date it is on which calendar, don’t worry about it and just join the party!
What is the festival of Thailand?
Thailand Festivals 2021 Dates
|Name of Thai Festival||Date of Thai Festival|
|Songkran||13 – 15 April|
|Yi Peng||19 – 20 November|
|Loy Krathong||19 November|
|Phi Ta Khong||12 – 14 June|
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.
Is it New Year in Thailand?
Thailand observes 1 January as New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian Calendar. This is in addition to the traditional Buddhist new year celebration of Songkran in mid-April.
Why is Thai new year different?
The origins of Thai New Year combine Buddhist beliefs, ancient astrology, and the solar calendar. Songkran means the shift of the sun from one side of the zodiac to the other. The holiday is celebrated when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, beginning a new astrological year.