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Songkran ‘Song Nam Oi Tan’ in Sri Satchanalai
Songkran ‘Song Nam Oi Tan’ in Sri Satchanalai

6 April 2014 - 16 April 2014

Contact Details : TAT Call Center 1672

    TAT Sukhothai Office

    Tel. +66 5561 6228-9 , +66 5561 6366

Category : Fairs & Festivals

Scale : Local

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Venue:An open space in front of the  Phraya Lithai Memorial Monument and Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, Amphoe Sri Satchanalai, Sukhothai

“People of Sukhothai usually have a high moral standard and they are usually Oi Tan.” This line was written on the reverse side of the first stone inscription that told stories of Sukhothai when it was the first Kingdom of Thailand. And this is the origin of the ‘Song Nam Oi Tan, Songkran Sri Satchanalai’ Festival. The people of Sri Satchanalai celebrate the country’s New Year with the word ‘Oi’ which means ‘to do’, together with the word ‘Tan’ which means ‘donation’; thus, ‘Oi Tan’ means ‘to donate’. This is a part of their way of life that has been continuing since the beginning of the nation, as written on the stone inscription. Hence, the Sri Satchanalai’s Songkran ‘Oi Tan’ is one of the ‘must-go-to’ destinations.  

Activities 

-Join the worship ceremony of Phra Maha Thammaracha I and the royal dynasty.

-Watch the ‘Lady Oi Tan’ competition.

-Celebrate ‘Chang pho Mueang’ parade and series of Sri Satchanalai cultural shows.

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