Most of us are looking forward to Easter this weekend, but there is also Passover that falls on the same week, Passover starts at sundown tonight, and Easter comes at sunrise on Sunday. So what’s the third holiday?
As for the Buddhist, especially the Lao and Thais, it’s the New Year or Songkran, the water festival. This is a call for celebration, as for me, I’m looking forward to the festive celebration at my local temple, the weather is supposed to be real nice this weekend. Below are photos from Last year.
Some people are having morning Almsgiving at their house for house blessing (I hope to be able to take lots of pictures to share). This is to sweep away all the bad things of the previous year, and start fresh with the New Year, and new beginning.
No matter which holiday you’re celebrating, what these holidays have in common is food. Food is a dominant player in Passover, Easter, and Lao/Thai New Year.
Photo by hirschwrites
Photo by Beck Exposed
Then the food offering to our local monks last year, lots and lots of foods.
It is also believed that Passover and Easter are spring festivals, and I do have to say that our New Year is also a kickoff celebration before the farming season, in a sense, it is also a spring festival. I hope you all have a safe celebration.