My blog is called Celebrate the Journey because my husband and I are passionate about traveling. We always have a trip planned and sometimes more than one trip at a time. One of our dream destinations is Thailand. I was curious about how they celebrate the New Year in Thailand. 

Songkran is the name of the Thailand New Year celebration.  Songkran falls on April 13 every year, but the holiday period lasts from 14 to 15 April. They also observe the January New Year, but the official holiday is in April. Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to move’ or ‘movement’. It refers to the movement of the sun from one position to another in the zodiac. Water is a key element of the Songkran Festival. It symbolizes cleansing, renewal, and blessings. People splash water on each other, on statues of Buddha, and on animals. Other symbols of Songkran are exotic flowers, elephants, sunshine, beach scenes, and lots of playful fun.

I wanted to create a card that captures the spirit of Songkran. After looking through my stamp sets and dies I came up with this happy, colorful card. Itis so cool how we can use our stamps to celebrate different cultures and traditions. I hope this card is a good tribute to this wonderful holiday.

If you want to learn more about Songkran, you can click HERE.

I’m sure the other bloggers have some interesting insights on other New Year celebrations. #StampingDiversity 

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