2 mars 2008

Songkran in 6 weeks from now.

Songkran - is a Thai traditional New Year which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for 3 days. Songkran festival on April 13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year, April 14 is Wan Nao which is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which the New Year begins. At this time, people from the rural areas who are working in the city usually return home to celebrate the festival.
Songkran is a Thai word which means "move" or "change place" as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the "Water Festival" as people believe that water will wash away bad luck.
This a collection of photos from Songkran Festival 2006 in the city of Khon Kean , Northeast Thailand.

Corp. Dj-ingen photography, 2006-2008

1 kommentar:

dailyphotographer sa...

wow, good thing your camera didn't get wet. Here in the Manila (San Juan), there is a festival also doing the same thing, I mean splashing water on people.