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Songkran-sur-Seine

April 22, 2019  •  5 Comments

Songkran-sur-Seine

At first sight, you may think I took these photos in Thailand. Look closer, these Songkran (Thai New Year) celebrations took place, in France at Wat Thammapathip (Temple of light) on 21 April 2019.  

This unique Thai Buddhist temple & monastery is housed in the Château de Lugny, Moissy Cremayel, 50 km from Paris, surrounded by a park with 400 + golden Buddhas. 

There’s much merry making, Thai music, dancing,Thai food specialities and people spraying each other with water guns and then smothering both friends & strangers with talc. Buddhists visit the temple to give gifts of food to the monks and pay respects to their ancestors. 
Totally sanuk! *

N.B. In Buddhism the sprinkling of water symbolises purification. It washes away the sins and bad luck accumulated during the past year.

* Sanuk, is beyond fun. It’s away of life in Thailand!


Comments

Sylvie(non-registered)
Toujours aussi intéressantes les photos de fêtes que tu fais. Elles nous transportent loin dans un autre monde même si quelques kilomètres nous séparent.
Anuradha Karkun(non-registered)
Très jolies photos!
Carlos(non-registered)
Bravo!! Beautiful happy photos!! Transported to Thailand!!
ONA(non-registered)
La Thaïlande était là et plus de 400 Bouddhas et on ne le savait pas !
Quand on rêvait d'acheter en commun un appartement en Thaïlande pour y passer quelques moments de "retraite"...il n'était pas nécessaire de franchir les océans pour l'autre bout du monde il suffisait d'aller à Lugny, au Château.
As-tu rapporté un peu d'eau à nous jeter ?

Merci Brenda pour ces gestes et ces images
ONA
Tricia(non-registered)
Sawadhee khaa Bravo ! Smile and the world smiles with you ..... Chok dee
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