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Happy Songkran 2024 from SEAMEO SPAFA

Songkran is the Thai New Year’s national holiday and is celebrated from April 13th to April 15th. It was inscribed into UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage on 6 December 2023. Similar to the Chinese zodiac, there are twelve animals in the Thai zodiac representing each year in a twelve-year cycle with this Thai New Year being the Year of the Serpent/Dragon. For this reason, we have selected the above image, painted and designed by artist Sanan Rattana, Royal Society of Thailand, with two nagas (divine serpents) flanking the image.

Wishing you a Happy Thai New Year “Songkran 2024”

From the Director of the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Mr Khemchat Thepchai, & the SEAMEO SPAFA family.

[Please note that SEAMEO SPAFA will be closed for Songkran from 12 to 16 April 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.]
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