Boarding Students Celebrate Songkran

Songkran is Thailand´s famous festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. It takes place in April every year from 13th to 15th April. There are processions of Buddha images throughout the country, where people pour water as a symbol of washing away bad luck and sins, bringing respect and purification to life. There are also offerings in temples and people visiting their older relatives and cleaning their houses. Prem International School celebrated with students and the Ceremony was recognized and remembered during the last School Songkran Assembly. The Boarding Students shared their experience saying that they participated in the “Rod Nam Dum Hua” (in Lanna language it means “wash hair”), where they asked for forgiveness and blessing, washing bad things from life and welcome a good fortune (using the hands and the head). They also played with water and made some offerings in the temple, using sand or other symbolic elements. They enjoyed and feel happy because it is a moment to apologize and to get inner peace.

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