TAT Launched Songkran Website 2011 Under the Theme “Songkran Splendours”

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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launch their Songkran website 2011 under the theme “Songkran Splendours”.

Songkran Splendour

The Songkran festival or Thai New Year is a world-famous event beloved by people everywhere.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launch their Songkran website 2011 under the theme “Songkran Splendours”. The Songkran festival or Thai New Year is a world-famous event beloved by people everywhere. The website is colorfully decorated in blue and pink representing water and the pleasantness of the Songkran Festival.

This year Songkran Day falls on Thursday 14th April according to Thai astrology corresponding with the year of rabbit. For this year the symbol is a woman representing the wood element of nature. The lady of Songkran 2011 is called "Kirineetevee". She wears "Montha" at the ear, prefers nuts and sesame seeds, has an elephant hook in the right hand, a gun in the left hand, and rides an elephant.

At the Songkran website, http://www.songkran.net there is information about the festival such as the history of Songkran, tips for Songkran and thirteen popular events hosted in: Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Bangkok, Phraphadeang, Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Chonburi, Khon Kean, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Hat Yai, Phuket and Nakhon Si Thammarat. The website provides information about Songkran activities in each region, attractive places to visit, accommodation and outstanding dining during the celebration. Pictures and video clips of Songkran festival in each province can be downloaded.

The Songkran website is at http://www.songkran.net

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