Theravadan New Year Songkran
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Theravadan New Year (Maha Songkram or Songkran) is celebrated all over South East Asian countries such as Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand and India — is typically a three-day celebration beginning with a temple visit (usually) on April April 6 to 8 this year (2023). Songkran 2023 in Thailand began on Wednesday, April 6, and ends on Friday, April 8. It is also Nepali New Year April 6! Some celebrate on the weekend April 9-10. In many areas the three days are a holiday. This is also Tartan Day, for those who celebrate Scottish heritage.
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