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Lanna Crafts XXI - 12/06/2012

Lanna Cultures & Traditions (cont.): The next significant tradition of Lanna is the New Year festival , or Songkran festival in Thai word, or Pee Mai Muang festival in Lanna word. The New Year Festival of Lanna People is set in April (as same as other Thai regions) or the seventh month of Lanna calendar. Picture of Pee Mai Muang festival Pee Mai Muang is a movement or change to a new era which is the first moving of the sun into Aries. So they set April is the first month of the year. The theme of Pee Mai Muang is based on the belief of the new era which is an opportunity for family members to gather to make a merit, and/or sprinkle water onto a Buddha image, and/or pour water on the hands of revered elders and ask for blessing, and/or splash water to each other (children and young peoples). These activities are to express goodwill on peace and happiness. Pee Mai Muang festival of Lanna is different from Songkran festival in other ...

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