How to wish a happy Songkran

by | Dec 30, 2020 | Thai

Thailand celebrates 3 new years. The first new year is January 1st, the second is Chinese new year and the third and the most important one is Songkran (สงกรานต์).

Songkran Festival - Thailand

In This article, I will teach you how to wish a happy Songkran day.

What is Songkran day?

Songkran is the Thai traditional new year where people take a long break to go back to their hometown and meet up with their family.

Songkran is celebrated 13th-15th April of every year.

During Songkran, offices are closed for almost a week. Bangkok is no longer congested because most people are traveling to their hometown for a family gathering.

How to wish a happy Songkran in Thai?

Let’s take a look at some of the ways to say happy Songkran in the Thai language.

  • Happy Songkran!
    sà-wàt-dee bpee mài

  • Happy Songkran!
    sùk-săn wan sŏng-graan

  • I wish you a happy Songkran. May you get what you wish.
    ขอให้มีความสุขวันสงกรานต์ ขออะไรได้อย่างนั้น
    kŏr hâi mee kwaam sùk wan sŏng-graan · kŏr à-rai dâai yàang nán

  • May you be healthy.
    kŏr hâi sùk-kà-pâap kăeng-raeng

  • May you succeed in all that you do in this Songkran.
    kŏr hâi bprà-sòp kwaam săm-rèt nai túk sìng têe tam nai wan-sŏng-graan-née

  • In this Songkran, may you meet with good things. May all the bad things disappear.
    สงกรานต์นี้ขอให้พบแต่สิ่งดีๆ สิ่งร้ายๆขอให้หายไป
    sŏng-graan-née kŏr hâi póp dtàe sìng-dee dee sìng ráai ráai kŏr hâi hăai bpai

A few questions that you might encounter during Songkran are:

  • How many days are you taking off for Songkran?
    yùt sŏng-graan gèe wan

  • This Songkran, where are you going to celebrate?
    sŏng-graan-née jà chà-lŏng têe năi

  • Who are you going to celebrate Songkran with?
    jà chà-lŏng sŏng-graan gàp krai

  • Does ‘Kaosan Road’ organize a Songkran event?
    tà-nŏn kâao săan mee jàt sŏng-graan măi

I wish everyone a happy Songkran!

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