Theravadan New Year Songkran

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    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.

    For a full feature on Theravadan New Year, see this Buddha Weekly feature>>

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