Key Phrases For Thai New Year
Songkran is the Thai New Year. It is celebrated every year in Thailand from 13th – 15th April. During Songkran, people get together to visit temples. They pour water over the hands of elders while asking for blessings.
There are also three-day long water fights throughout the country. People go into the streets with water guns, containers, etc to take part in these water fights. So, what are the origins of the water aspect of Thai New Year? In Thailand, it is a way of showing respect…it’s also extremely warm in April so we’re sure that helps too.
In honor of Thai New Year, we want to give you a quick lesson on how to chat with Thai people during the Thai New Year festivities.
Happy New Year – Sa was dee pee mai
Happy Songkran’s day – Suksan-wan-songkran/ Sawasdee Wan Songkran
I wish you health and happiness! – Chan khor hai khun mee suuk ka pap kang rang lae mee kwam suuk
Are you going home to see your family? – Khun gam lang klap baan pai sang san gab khrop krua kong khun chai mai?
Our Thai New Year menu is running in both our Dublin City Centre eateries from April 11th – 21st. We look forward to you sampling the taste of Thailand in Saba, Upper Baggot Street and Saba, Clarendon Street during the festivities.