Our Most Popular Event of the Year - SONGKRAN -Traditional Thai New Year, will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17th with Cultural Program and Festive Buffet.
Our Most Popular Event of the Year
SONGKRAN -Traditional Thai New Year, will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17th with grand Cultural Program and Festive Buffet.
Performance by Thai Cultural Center of New York (this year with guest artists from Thailand) will include Classical and Traditional Thai Dances, Sabat-chai Drum Performance, Traditional Thai instruments Khim and Ranat Ek.
Festive Buffet will include our most popular as well as specialty dishes, traditional Thai desserts and fruit carvings.
Admission to this year’s program is with tickets only.
Two performances are planned: 4-6 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm. Due to limited space only 70 tickets will be sold per each performance on a first
Pre-sale: $36 ($18 for children 6-11)
At the door: $40 ($20 for children 6-11)
(beverages, tax and gratuity not included in the price of the ticket)
Please don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend our celebration of Thai culture and call us at 732-224-1233 or stop by to purchase your tickets.
Hope to see you at our SONGKRAN celebration!
SONGKRAN, the Thai New Year is the most exuberant festival held nationwide. The Thais celebrated Songkran officially from April 13 through April 15. These three days represent the last day of the old year, the day of transition, and the first day of the New Year.
SIAM GARDEN celebrates SONGKRAN with traditional evening of festivities. Out team of chefs from Bangkok prepares a dazzling buffet of the most popular and specialty festive dishes, including extensive selection of traditional Thai desserts, fruit carvings, and, as always, many other surprises. In addition to the abundance of food, our guests can enjoy rich traditions of Thailand that make the Songkran celebration a trully special event.
In Thailand Songkran days are the days of cleaning the house and the body, days of merry making, and renewal. Nothing evil has to be taken into the New Year. On the first day of the festivities, shortly after dawn, devout Buddhists gather at the neighborhood temples to offer food for monks and prayers for the New Year. Later that day they sprinkle the rose scented water over the hands or shoulders of elders and friends in a show of respect. By mid morning this ancient tradition is transformed into a Water-Throwing Festival in order to wash away the past year’s sins. The expected reaction to a cold drenching is a grateful smile. In the following days various festivities and performances take place. In some parts of Thailand people build sand pagodas, release caged birds and fish, and play traditional games.