Thai New Year or Songkran in Thailand
Thai New Year or Songkran in Thailand is held on April 13. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
The word "Songkran" (เทศกาล สงกรานต์) comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, literally "astrological passage", meaning transformation or change.
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Historic start of the new year on March 25 (Lady Day in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January. It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England);
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