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AU Songkran Festival 2021

Thailand’s most famous annual Songkran festival marking the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year was as usual celebrated at Assumption University of Thailand, Suvarnabhumi Campus. However, this year’s festivity taking place on April 8, 2021, was simply carried out with only the essentially basic rituals to preserve or maintain the traditional or cultural aspects.



On this celebrative occasion, the AU Rector delivered his blessing remarks to all the celebrants who were clad in colorful or traditional attires and other forms of national dresses or costumes in order to preserve the uniqueness of the local Thai textiles or fabrics.

A group of the University’s top management members, administrators, members of the faculty, staff and students congregated at the elegant Thai style pavilion (Sala Chaturamuk Paijit) to pay respect to the revered Rev. Bro. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran, AU President- Rector Magnificus and other senior executives by pouring scented water on their hands for Songkran blessings.

As the major Catholic and the first International University in Thailand, Assumption University of Thailand has preserved, maintained; celebrating all the major Thai cultural festivals for all local and foreign community members to enjoy, learn and appreciate the valuable Thai cultures.

AU Songkran Festival 2021
Thus, the major cultural festivals are annually performed at the University’s premises not only to the preserve country’s cultural values & precious traditions but also to entertain, impress, educate and instill in the local as well as the more than 2000 international students and foreign lecturers the Thai cultural appreciation & understanding.

AU Songkran Festival 2021

Songkran : the Thai Traditional New Year

Songkran Day is a national holiday and an occasion for family reunion. Young Thais wherever they are will do their best in order to be with their folks on Songkran Day, In Bangkok where a large proportion of dwellers come from outlying provinces, the city on Songkran Day assumes the appearance of a deserted city.

For the Thais who are Buddhists, the day begins with merit making in remembrance of departed souls, Birds and fish are set free. Later in the day, they visit their elders for anointment rite, The elders in return wish the youngsters good health, longevity and prosperity. In many provinces the main Buddha image is towed in procession around the area.

AU Songkran Festival 2021

 

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AU Songkran Celebration

AU Songkran Celebration first Organized at Hua Mak campus, Assumption University in 1992

AU Songkran Festival 2021

AU Songkran Celebration 1992 organized from 15 to 16 April 1992 at second floor Assumption Hall, Hua Mak campus, Assumption University. Administrators, faculty members, students, and staff assembled to pay respect to the President, Rev. Bro. Prathip M. Komolmas, Senior management team and asking for their blessing.

AU Songkran Celebration first Organized at Suvarnabhumi Campus in 2007

AU Songkran Festival 2021

AU Songkran Celebration 2007 organized on 12 April 2007 at Sala Jaturamookpaichitr, Suvarnabhumi campus, Assumption University. Administrators, faculty members, students, and staff assembled to pay respect to the President Emeritus Rev. Bro. Prathip M. Komolmas, the President, Rev. Bro. Bancha Saenghiran, senior management team and asking for their blessing.

All AU Songkran Celebration

No. Year Link to AU-IR
1 15-16/4/1992 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11644
2 1993 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11573
3 1994 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11611
4 11-4-1995 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11660
5 11-4-1996 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11629
6 11-4-1997 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11682
7 10-4-1998 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11605
8 9-4-1999 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11616
9 11-4-2000 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11657
10 11-4-2001 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11589
11 12-4-2002 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11684
12 11-4-2003 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11670
13 12-4-2004 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11638
14 12-4-2005 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11688
15 12-4-2006 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11669
16 12-4-2007 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11675
17 11-4-2008 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11585
18 11-4-2010 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11580
19 11-4-2011 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11690
20 11-4-2012 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11633
21 9-4-2013 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/11620
22 11-4-2014 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/8873
23 9-4-2015 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/19552
24 12-4-2016 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/20281
25 12-4-2017 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/21507
26 11-4-2018 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/21509
27 9-4-2019 https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/22226

 

Related Link

Songkran day: https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/13243

AU Songkran Celebration: https://bit.ly/2PQP2ke

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