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Holidays in Thailand 🇹🇭

Our colleague Panucha is from Thailand and took some time to tell us about holidays and traditions in his home country, Thailand.

The biggest holiday is “Thailand’s new years” which is called “Songkran Festival” that takes place around 13-17th April. The tradition is to hold water-fights in the streets where people just come out with water guns and splash each other, there's also events in clubs, malls or popular streets where people are free to splash water.

The origin of this tradition is actually because mid-april is the hottest time of the year in Thailand, so the water splashing is intended to make the heat less intense and keep you cool.

Another tradition during Songkran is that families go to visit their elders (grandparents etc.) and have lunch or dinner together.

The majority of the people in Thailand are Buddhist, so Christmas is not really a thing but definitely more of a commercial thing where there are sales, events and decorations in malls and clubs. I personally think Christmas in Germany is super cool because it seems that people are really into Christmas, and they take it super seriously in terms of decorations or Christmas markets, which is super different from where I came from.

What is your favorite holiday food? Do you also visit your family for lunch or dinner? 🍽

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