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Thai New Year Songkran Festival 2017

April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Songkran Festival

“Songkran” is the Thai traditional New Year. As a matter of fact, “songkran” is a Thai word, which means “to move” or “to relocate” as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the “Water Festival” as people believe that water will wash away bad luck.

This Thai traditional New Year begins with early morning merry-making, offering food to Buddhist monks and releasing caged birds to fly freely into the sky. During this auspicious occasion, any animals kept will be set free. Paying homage to one’s ancestors is an important part of the day.

After performing a bathing rite for Buddha images and the monks, the celebrants, both young and old, joyfully splash water on each other. Younger people will pay their respects to the elders by pouring flower-scented water over the elders’ palms. The elders in return wish the young ones good luck and prosperity.

In this auspicious time, we are delighted to invite all of you to join our water festival, the Thai New Year celebration. There will be lots of Thai food, games, and performances.

Come and taste delicious real Thai test dishes. Enjoy Thai classical and pop music shows. Experience the strength and excitement of Thai Kickboxing demonstration. Learn about Thai culture and how to cook delicious Thai food. Enjoy our cultural performances, including traditional Thai classical dance performances.

All are welcome!!!
Please come and join us at
Queen Kapiolani Park, Bandstand, Waikiki Beach.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
From 9.00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Join and cheer on our Miss & Angel “Songkran” Festival 2017 contest
  • Thai Folk Dance
  • Thai Classical Dance
  • Thai Country Music
  • Thai Cooking Demo
  • Muay Thai Kick Boxing
  • Thai Glong Yao (Drums)
  • Splashing Water

Open to the public (For more info, pls call (808)456-4176, (808)384-9730. FREE Admission!
Delicious Thai Food: your choice of spicy & medium or mild with healthy veggies.

Top Photo by Pras Rattana / Wat Buddhajakramongkolvararam


April 8, 2017
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wat Buddhajakramongkolvararam
(808) 456-4176


Kapi’olani Park & Bandstand
2805 Monsarrat Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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