SoCultures Magazine 2018 SoCultures Magazine December 2018 - Page 10

SOCULTURES DECEMBER 2018 Celebrations Celebrating New Beginnings Bangkok New Year Songkran, the Thai New Year, from April 13 to 15 is the longest official holiday of the year. Traditionally, its family time! And people love to visit their home villages to be with old young family members cheering with warmth. One of the Songkran customs is to throw water on each other with utmost festive gusto and fervor and getting soaked in water and festivities. Some will add white clay or fragrances to the water for more lasting effect. View from Baniyoke Sky Hotel https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57845071 10 | P a g e