BAMBI Magazine April 2024

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Dear BAMBI members,

Welcome to the happiest month of the year!

This month, we are celebrating Songkran festival. Songkran, as many of you will know, is the name for Thai New Year, and it’s a beautiful time for Thai people and those residing here. You will see Thai people dressed in colorful costumes, and there will be flower decorations everywhere you go. 

A very important feature of this festival is water. Leading up to Songkran, you will see many people bathing statues of Buddha with scented water to wash away the negativity of the year passed and to welcome in a fresh start for the new year. The water fun continues during Songkran festival as the whole country celebrates. 

As well as Thai New Year, April has another important day; the day after Songkran day is called “Wan Krob Krua”, or family day, and falls on April 14 every year. Thai families will spend time together during these holidays and children will receive blessings from their parents and grandparents. 

I have happy memories of Songkran from when I was a child. To me, Songkran means long holidays and lots of fun. My parents would plan a trip and we would travel to join Songkran festivals in other cities away from Bangkok. I had so much fun and made so many great memories.

If you’re lucky enough to be here in Thailand during Songkran, I encourage you to enjoy this unique festival as much as possible! You could even plan a trip with your family to see other cities outside Bangkok. I am sure you will enjoy exploring different cultures and experiences from every part of Thailand.

Happy Songkran!


BAMBI charities and benefits coordinator


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