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  1. 1. Songkran Day
  2. 2. <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>1 CHAIWAT SENGNA </li></ul><ul><li>2 RONNACHAI JATURONG Music education M.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Present aj.Jansuda boontree </li></ul><ul><li>Buriramrajabat Univercity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Songkran Day <ul><li>The Songkran Festival is one of the most important feasts that has been performed not o­nly in Thailand but also in other countries ( Laos, Cambodia, etc .) for a long time . It is also known as Thai Traditional New Year Day which falls on April 13 – 15 in a year . It is the great opportunity for merit - making and a special time for Thai people to have fun, traditional music, dance, games, and other activities in the pastime . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Meaning Of Songkran Festival <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Theterm Songkran means The festival celebrated on the day of passage of thesun to Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac 1 . It means that on Songkran Day the sun enter the sign of Aires. Its full name is called Maha Songkran which means the great Songkran . </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Origins Of Songkran Festival <ul><li>There was an interesting Thai folk story connected with the Songkran Day . It tells now there once lived in a certain village a extraordinary boy by the name of Dhanapala . He was born into a very rich family, and was extremely intelligent and kindhearted . He even knew the languages of animals and could understand the humming of bees and the songs of the birds . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>People had great respect for him and his fame spread far and wide until it finally reached the ears of a rather strange but powerful God . This was Kapila Brahma, the god with the four faces, who could see four directions all at once . Kapila was a conceited god . He could not bear to think that there was anyone so intelligent and kind as to command the respect of so many people . He felt that people had begun to place more faith in Dhanapala than in himself </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Activities On Songkran Festival <ul><li>In the morning, people go to the temple to make merits by offering food to monks and novices, observing the precepts, Five or Eight precepts and listening to the Dhamma talk . In the afternoon, they perform the bathing ceremony of the Buddha images and monks and novices who live in a temple . During this time, the younger people ask blessings from the elders . This is known as Water Splashing Feast . It might be said that the Songkran festival is the Respected festival to the elders or the Family Day . </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Songkran day picture 1 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Songkran day picture 2 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Songkran day picture 3 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Songkran day picture 4 </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Dictionary of Buddhism, Phra Dhamapitaka . See the word Songkran , page 349. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Buddhism, Sunthorn </li></ul>
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