Celebrations ThaiNu Noi Songkran Parade Festival 2018 Perth Australia2 years agoPerth NowLike share Thank you for your supportNu Noi Songkran Parade Festival 2018 Perth Australia Songkran means the shift of the sun from one side of the zodiac to the other. The holiday is celebrated when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, beginning a new astrological year. The origins of Thai New Year combine Buddhist beliefs, ancient astrology, and the solar calendar. Songkran is also known as the Water Festival. New Year in Thailand is greeted with a splash of scented water to wish someone a happy new year. It is believed that water help to cleanse and to wash away unhappiness from the previous year. Nu Noi Songkran Parade Festival 2018 Perth Australia. – Event date: 14th of April 2018 The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. Mornings begin with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practiced. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues and the young and elderly is a traditional ritual on this holiday. It represents purification and the washing away of one’s sins and bad luck As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition. The holiday is known for its water festival. Major streets are closed to traffic, and are used as arenas for water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other. Traditional parades are held and in some venues “Miss Songkran” is crowned. where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress Tags: 2018, Australia, Festival, Noi, Nu, Parade, Perth, Songkran Continue Reading Previous Thai Singer & Dance Songkran Festival 2018 Perth AustraliaNext Traditional Thai Dance Songkran Festival 2018 Perth Australia Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.