Thai New Year or “สงกรานต์ Songkran” is celebrated on April 13th every year. If you are in Thailand, you would find yourself swept up in festivities for three, five or even 10 days, depending on your specific location in the country.
สงกรานต์ Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word ส-กรานต which means ‘to pass’ or ‘move into’ and indicates the passing of the sun, moon and other planets into a new zodiac orbit.
I have heard almost all foreigners mispronounce the word “songkran” which is no big deal and it is understandable. However if you would like to say it correctly to impress your Thai friends or to make yourself sound fluent, watch this lesson and repeat after me. 🙂