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SONGKRAN FESTIVAL at Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SONGKRAN FESTIVAL at Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee

“SONGKRAN” is the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year. Songkran is the day of celebration, customarily originated in Southeastern Asia, Thailand, Laos,Cambodia, Sri Lanka. It usually falls on April 13th of every year.

“SONGKRAN” is traditionally a water-blessing ceremony. This is the time to begin the year by extending  the gestures of respect to the elders, teacher etc., wishing them longevity and happiness, by pouring water on their hands. Songkran, traditionally, is the time that all celebrate the successful harvesting season, preparing for the New Year and a new beginning.

The day usually begins with offering alms food to the monks, being generous to others, developing and purifying the mind. These merit-making endeavors are the welcome beginning of new life and the New Year. It is also the time to show the debt of gratitude to the deceased that one respects and to all, by extending one’s accumulative merits to them.

​“Songkran day” is usually  consisted of:
​- Offering alms food and other requisites to the monks.
​​- Extending merits to the deceased
​- Water – blessing, by pouring water on the hands of the elders and monks.

2421 Old Vineland Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746  Tel (407) 397-9552, (407) 353-5562

E-mail: watfloridadhammaram@yahoo.com,  www.YouTube.com/WatFloridaDhammaramTempleOfficial

 


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Date:
April 14
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee
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Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee
2421 Old Vineland Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746 United States
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