Thai New Year Celebration

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Thai New Year Celebration
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Thai New Year Celebration says
You are invited to Join is for our Annual
Thai New Year
for two nites of Celebration
• Tuesday, April 14th and
• Thursday, April 16th
SAWATDEE Minneapolis
607 Washington Ave So.downtown
Thai Dancing & Special Menu

Call 612.338.6451 to make your reservation today.
Early seating being taken from 5PM to 6:30 PM

What Is The Songkran Festival (Thai New Year):
(Thai: pronounced [sǒŋ.krāːn] “listen” - from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, or literally "astrological passage")

Songkran in Thailand 2015 is officially observed between the 13th and 15th of April (three days national holiday), although in reality, celebrations often last the entire week.
The traditional water pouring is meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad away and is sometimes filled with fragrant herbs when celebrated in the traditional manner.

Having fun is a big part of Thai culture, and having fun amidst scorching heat is no exception. The hottest month of the year, April sees the entire country go bananas in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week. During Songkran, most office buildings, banks as well as family-run shops and restaurants shut down completely, while big shopping malls usually remain open. Bangkok experiences a mass exodus, as at least half of its residents travel back to their home towns for family reunions. In their place are tourists, who fly into Bangkok particularly to enjoy one of the most colourful and festive times of the year.
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By: Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

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