Happy Thai New Year

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Happy Thai New Year

Postby rakstampthai » 11 Apr 2009 12:50

Sawasdee Pee Mai Thai -- Happy Thai New Year --- 13 - 15 April

Deriving from the Sanskrit language, the word “Songkran” means to pass or to move into. In this context, the meaning implies to the passing and the moving of the sun, the moon and the other planets into one of the zodiacal orbits. And the Grand Songkran Festival which falls in Aries indicates the new era of the Thai New Year. Owing to the ancient Indian belief, the Grand Songkran Festival is most appropriate to be the Thai New Year due to the timing of the best season which is known as the spring of India which comes right after the cold season of winter. Also, there are other aspects supporting this belief such as blooming flowers, the fresh atmosphere of nature and the livelihood of all living creatures.

During 1991 - 2002 , Thailand Post was issued Songkran Postage as below

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