Celebrations Dance ThaiThai Singer & Dance Songkran Festival 2018 Perth Australia2 years agoPerth NowLike share Thank you for your supportThai Singer & Dance Songkran 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. Thai Singer & Dance Songkran Festival 2018 Perth Australia. – Event date: 14th of April 2018 Songkran derives from Sanskrit meaning ‘shift’ or ‘movement’. It derives from the movement of the sun from one position to another in the zodiac. According to its literal meaning in Sanskrit, a songkran occurs every month. However, the period that Thai people refer to as songkran happens when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries in the zodiac. The correct name for this period should actually be Maha Songkran (‘great songkran’) because it coincides with the arrival of a New Year. The songkran festival is, therefore, a celebration of the New Year in accordance with the solar calendar. The celebration covers a period of three days: 13 April is regarded as Maha Songkran, the day that the sun moves into Aries on the zodiac or the last day of the old year. The next day, 14 April is called Wan Nao, the transitional day between the old and the new years, and 15 April is called Wan Thaloeng Sok (Thai: วันเถลิงศก ‘to begin a new era or year’), New Year’s day itself Tags: 2018, Australia, Dance, Festival, Perth, Singer, Songkran, Thai Continue Reading Previous Songkran Dance Festival 2018 Perth AustraliaNext Nu Noi Songkran Parade Festival 2018 Perth Australia Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.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.