Thai New Year or Songkran is one of the most popular public holidays in Thailand. The Festival marks in the hottest month – April and the beginning of the annual rain in the 5th month of the Thai Lunar Year. Songkran festival is also the period when Thai people cleanse and pour water on Buddha statue.
This process is believed to bring good luck, good health and prosperity. Apart from that Thai New Year or Songkran, also knows as a family day when many people who live away from home will commute home On the day of Songkran, they will gather together to cook and spend time together. One of the most important tradition that each family will be doing on a family day is ROT NAM DAM HUA which is the tradition to show our respect to the elder and people who we respect and ask for blessing in Thai New Year.
Thai New Year at the Mango Tree London own by Eddie & Joyce Lim help to celebrate with Thai performance, celebrities guest including Musician & Radio presenter Beverly Knight, Thai ambassador Mr. Pisanu Suvanjata, Mr Fabulous (Jay Kamiraz) & Tina Tempsie from BBC, David Anthony Smith with Kitty Noofah as the nights hostess.
Photographer : Patcharaphol Pongvijit