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Traditional Songkran

Water wars are undoubtedly the focus of modern-day Songkran festivities but they are not the only mode of celebration. The festival is observed in a variety of other ways although is often the central theme. On the first day of Songkran, which is a day to honour the elderly, an old custom called Rod Nam […]

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Staying Sane at Songkran

Songkran celebrations allow tourists to experience part of the rich, ancient traditions and rituals of Thailand. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts. Do Feel free to donate alms to monks Remember to use waterproof or Ziploc bags to protect your belongings if you’re participating in water fights. Say ‘Sawatdee Bpee Mai’ (watch this video to […]

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Thai scented water and White clay filler

Sawatdee ka, Songkran is one of the most important festivals for all Thai!  Click here to read more about Songkran. I am ready to go! Do you have any equipment for Songkran? Besides a water gun (which is not a compressive pressure one. I am afraid I will hurt other people if I use those […]

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The couple is ready to receive water pouring from the guests.

Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony

I attended my best friends’ traditional wedding. During the Buddhist religious ceremony I thought I would like to share this with everyone, so here I am. Currently the engagement ceremony and the wedding ceremony combine to a single day for simple process. Both my friend’s engagement and wedding ceremonies were held at her house. The bride had […]

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Thai Traditional Wedding Ceremony – Water Pouring

  พิธีหลั่งน้ำพระพุทธมนต์ (Water pouring)  The water pouring is the most important part of the Thai wedding ceremony as during this part the couple officially become husband (สามี [saa-mee]) and wife (ภรรยา [pan-ra-ya]). Traditionally, this was all that was required to validify the marriage, but nowadays the couple are also required to obtain a marriage certificate […]

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