Topics: Holi, Chiang Mai, Superstition Pages: 1 (259 words) Published: January 29, 2013
I like Songkran festival more than Holi festival . For the first reason , I am thai not Hindu .The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March which a clod season. I don’t like a cold weater . While Songkran festival , April 12-15, is the traditional Thai New Year. This is the time for Thais to pay homage to Buddha images, clean their houses, and sprinkle water on their elders in a show of respect. The second reason that I like Songkran festival is The Thai people celebrate this festival with water. Everyone gets soaking wet and since it is the hottest season of the year, the custom is quite refreshing. Songkran is a Public Spring Cleaning Day, supported by the religious belief that anything old and useless must be thrown away or it will bring bad luck to the owner. Holi festival people celebrate this festival with color. The third reason is I can pour scented water into the hands of elders and parents as a mark of respect while seeking the blessing of the older people. In ancient days, old people were actually given a bath and clothed in new apparel presented by the young folks as a token of respect for the New Year. In Holi festival idon’t like Caution should therefore be taken while consuming bhang delicacies. the evenings the spent in sobriety when people meet friends because I like enjoy I don’t like sobriety.That is why I like Songkran festival more than Holi festival.
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