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宋干节 Songkran Festival

泰国传统新年

The Traditional Thai New Year

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宋干节是泰国的传统新年,于每年的四月十三日来临,共历时三天。节日的第一天被称作“马哈宋干日”,标志着过去一年的结束。节日的第二天被称作“望闹”,节日最后一天也就是四月十五日被称作“望泰龙宋”,标志着新的一年的来临。
在泰国,宋干节无论对于社区、社会、还是宗教都是一个有意义的风俗。对于家庭而言,它是一个合家团聚的日子,一家老小可以在此时传情达意,子女们将带有香味的水泼洒到父母或祖父母的手上来表达敬意并奉上礼物。还会在祖先的灵位前参拜,诉说自己的成就或遭遇。长辈们则对小辈们赠以祝福的话语,希望他们事业顺利,好运长伴。

宋干節是泰國的傳統新年,於每年的四月十三日來臨,共歷時三天。節日的第一天被稱作“馬哈宋干日”,標誌著過去一年的結束。節日的第二天被稱作“望鬧”,節日最後一天也就是四月十五日被稱作“望泰龍宋”,標誌著新的一年的來臨。
在泰國,宋干節無論對於社區、社會、還是宗教都是一個有意義的風俗。對於家庭而言,它是一個闔家團聚的日子,一家老小可以在此時傳情達意,子女們將帶有香味的水潑灑到父母或祖父母的手上來表達敬意並奉上禮物。還會在祖先的靈位前參拜,訴說自己的成就或遭遇。長輩們則對小輩們贈以祝福的話語,希望他們事業順利,好運長伴。

Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebration which starts on April13 of each year and lasts 3 days. The Songkran festival on April13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year, on April14 is Wan Nao which is the day after and April15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which is when the New Year begins.

The Songkran tradition is recognized as an important custom for the Thai community, society, and religion. The value for family is to provide the opportunity for family members to gather in order to express their express their respect to their elders by pouring scented water onto the hands of their parents and grandparents and to present them with gifts, including making merit to their ancestors. The elder in return wish the youngers good luck and prosperity.

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