In Thailand, the Songkran Festival signifying the Thai New Year is celebrated for 3 to 10 days. Songkran comes from the Sanskrit word meaning change or move. It is celebrated as a time for renewal and cleansing, improving attitudes and behaviors and setting new resolutions. Songkran is also known as the water festival. Some of […]
Earlier this month, I attended a Songkran Festival celebration held here in California. Also known as the Water Festival, the Songkran Festival celebrates Thailand’s New Year and is usually a time for self reflection and spiritual homage. The Songkran Festival takes place in Thailand every year between April 13th and 15th, but the fun festivities, […]
The streets of Thailand will be splashing with fun, music and excitement for the Water Festival (also known as the Songkran Festival) between April 13th to 15th. The Thai people are well known for their intricate and beautiful fruit carving. During the Songkran Festival fruit carvings are prepared to display and share as you will […]
New Year wishes in April? No, I’m not four months late ringing in 2012! Although here in the West, we welcomed the New Year on January 1st, there are many cultures, religions and countries around the world that celebrate a New Year in April. In this sense, the New Year may not mark the beginning […]
In addition to the lovely Thai fruit carving display that I shared with you in yesterday’s blog post, there was so much color, beauty and tradition at the Thai Songkran Festival. There was traditional Thai dancing performed in Thai costume. There were beautiful flower displays, performances of traditional Thai music and more. Here are some […]
Take a look at some beautiful Thai fruit carving that we displayed during the Songkran festival a couple of weeks ago. The Songkran festival celebrates traditional Thai new year. A group of us who carve each brought some fruit carvings to display at the Songkran festival. Here they are: (more…)
A group of us carved fruits and vegetables to make a lovely display table at a Songkran Festival which celebrates the Thai Traditional New Year and is also known as the Water Festival. I thought that you might enjoy these photos. They may give you some inspiration and ideas for carvings of your own.