Thai New Year
On Sunday, April 14th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm we will be hosting an event at Down to Earth Massage in La Jolla with free food for the public in honor of the Thai New Year. Please come and enjoy this special day with us, we will also be raffling off free massage sessions! :)
Every year, Songkran, the Thai traditional New Year is celebrated from April 13th to April 15th in Thailand. It is the most famous Thai holiday and is a festival that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
April 13th is Maha Songkran, which marks the end of the old year. During Maha Songkran people go to the temple to pray, offer food, and receive blessings from the monks. Caged animals, such as birds, fish, turtles, and cows are then released for good luck. Afterwards there is an additional ceremony to exchange blessings with the elders of the community. In this ceremony, Jasmine water is poured over the hands and bodies of the elderly and the elderly wish the younger generations prosperity, health, and happiness.
The second day of Songkran, April 14th is Wan Nao, which is when the party begins. A huge water fight commences all over Thailand and its neighboring countries, which tourists are welcome to join. The water symbolizes purification and renewal. On this day people also spend quality time with their loved ones.
On April 15th, Thais celebrate the last day, Wan Thaloeng Sok. On this day the partying and water fight continues. Many Thai people spend their last moments with family before heading back to work in the city or go one of the many parades.
We know that it is not possible for everyone to go to Songkran in Thailand this year so here, at Down to Earth Thai Massage, we would like to share this special holiday with all of you! Please RSVP to our event on Facebook so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone!