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New Year's Day Tradition


Thai people admit that there are twelve months for one Year. Thai people start counting the first lunar month, the second one and the third one respectively until to the twelfth lunar month. In the past, Thai regarded April as their New Year's Day, and this month is the month of Songkran Festival or water splashing Festival, but now Thai people's New Year's Day is January 1, according to the international belief.

Thais believe that New Year's Day will bring back only the good thing to their lives or get a better life. Therefore, when New Year's Day approaches, Thais like to make merit by giving alms, giving blessings to their friends as well as relatives, asking blessing from the elderly and celebrating New Year's Day in some places.

Vocabulary kum-sab
(คำศัพท์)

Reading
New Year's Day
wan-kheun-pee-mai
(วันขึ้นปีใหม่)
Twelve
sib-sorng
(สิบสอง)
Lunar
jan-ta-ra-ka-ti
(จันทรคติ)
Respectively
tarm-lum-dab
(ตามลำดับ)
Water splashing
sard-num
(สาดน้ำ)
Festival
tead-sa-garn
(เทศกาล)
Belief
kwarm-choer
(ความเชื่อ)
Blessing
uay-porn
(อวยพร)
Celebrating
cha-lhorng
(ฉลอง)
Thu, 15 May, 2003


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