2. What are (some of) its main statements / fundamental principles? Select 1-3 statements / fundamental principles, state them and explain briefly what you think they mean (approx. 200 words / 3 points).
First of all, as national Thai new year holidays, Songkran festival is held in almost every province in Thailand and anyone could join to have fun in this events both Thai people and foreign visitors. Secondly, Songkran festival’s celebration is not just only about splashing water, but it also includes traditional celebration with family and in Buddhist temples in religious aspect. (Hostelworld, 2014) Thirdly, water in this festival represents the purification both spiritually and physically. (Robinson, 2013)
According to the first statement, Songkran originally presents vernal equinox or the sun entering the astrological Aries sign in lunar calendar. (Life, 2010) It is Thai national holidays held between April 13th -15th. Thai people take this opportunity as celebration and broadly participate in many...
... middle of paper ...
PBS, T. (18. April 2014). Seven dangerous days claim 322 deaths and 3,225 injuries. Von Thai PBS: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/seven-dangerous-days-claim-322-deaths-3225-injuries/ abgerufen
Policies, I. C. (2014). International Center for Alcohol Policies. Von International Center for Alcohol Policies: http://www.icap.org/ abgerufen
Robinson, G. (25. April 2013). Thailand’s Songkran Festival – The World’s Biggest Water Fight. Von REMOTE LANDS: http://www.remotelands.com/blog/index.php/thailands-songkran-festival-the-worlds-biggest-water-fight/ abgerufen
Security, U. S. (16. March 2004). Warden Message for Thailand Concerning the Songkran (Thai New Year) Festival. Von United States Department Of State Bureau Of Diplomatic Security: https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=578 abgerufen
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- National Cherry Blossom Festival The festival I have picked to do is the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. I thought this festival was interesting because it is not just an average festival with delicious food, live music and countless family and friend activities, but a festival to celebrate and honor a friendship between two countries. I think that this is a festival everyone should go and see at least once in their life. The atmosphere of the people there and the color of the blossoms is just breathtaking, it is not something you can just look at from a photo, for a photo cannot capture the true beauty of it.... [tags: Festival, Washington DC, Festival Paper]
913 words (2.6 pages)
- TomorrowLand is a festival that’s held in Belgium annually. To put in perspective its popularity, it sells its capacity of tickets, 180,000, in less than an hour. Tomorrowland is arguably the most popular festival in the world. I’m going to discuss Tomorrowland’s transition to America and its effect on the American culture and musical trends. Tomorrowland debuted in Boom, Belgium, August 14th, 2005. The festival was founded by Manu and Michiel Beers, featuring up and coming electronic or EDM artists.... [tags: the most popular music festival in the world]
1867 words (5.3 pages)
- Focus of the proposed research. Nowadays film festivals have become common in our culture; from the Sundance Film Festival in the middle of January to the Rome Film Festival at the end of October, there is barely a day in the calendar where some Film Festival is not being celebrated in some part of the world. The most famous ones, such as the Venice Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival, began their history in the 30's and despite critiques and negative reviews, they continue to be held every year.... [tags: film, TV, movies]
931 words (2.7 pages)
- Water Benefits Health.com stated, “Forty percent of America’s rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming or aquatic life. Much of today’s water is dealing with water pollution. According to lenntech.com “Water pollution is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives (in) it” (“What is Water Pollution” 1). Water pollution is not only dangerous to humans but also very dangerous to our ecosystems. Fish, plants, water and other organisms are living in our ecosystems.... [tags: Water Pollution, Water Quality, Ecosystems]
1085 words (3.1 pages)
- Since 2005, the electronic music festival Tomorrowland has become one of the largest in Europe and worldwide. The Tomorrowland festival holds over three days on 27, 28 and 29 at the end of July. It takes place every year as the recreational area at De Schorre Boom, near Antwerp in Belgium. Tomorrowland takes place each year in a park with restaurants, cocktail bars, open bar and a nice lake crossed by wooden bridges and swans paddle shaped spaces. 15 scenes spread over the vast hilly terrain or stands Tomorrowland main stage has a natural arena for more than 30 000 places and its front is nearly 100m long and 35m high.... [tags: recreational, park, sleep, tickets]
737 words (2.1 pages)
- Introduction A community is defined as a group of people living in the same geographic area with shared interests, principles and values. Communities are not monolithic and have differences in power structures, classes, gender and race. Community based programming must therefore take into account the unique structure of each community to establish effective programs that meets the needs of each community. In this paper, I will review the Chesilot Water Project, one of the successful community based programs explored in Were’s “Local Organization and Gender in Water Management: A Case Study from the Kenya Highlands.” Kenya is one of the most water scarce countries in Africa and the world.... [tags: Kenya Water Projects]
1560 words (4.5 pages)
- Film Festival Start ups Silicon Valley fairly bursts with life and energy. Everywhere you look new companies, ideas and innovations are on the move and on the rise. Welcome to the land of start ups; small companies with a dream who survive and thrive by skill, luck and sheer tenacity. While the term usually describes high tech concepts, start-ups abound in the Valley - from the small catering company on the comer to the neighborhood printing shop down the street to the local film festival. Yes, that's right - film festival.... [tags: Movies Films Film Festivals Essays]
1834 words (5.2 pages)
- The Origin and Foundation The Olympian games were founded in 776 BC. The Greek people used athletic victory as an outlet for their aggression. In a country filled with civil war this was a way to bind the nation together. There are several myths about the establishment of the Olympic games: Pelops & Hippodameia King Oinomaos held a competition for suitors of his daughter, Hippodameia. In this contest, the young man was to challenge the king himself to a chariot race. The suitor, unarmed, had a head start.... [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition]
1481 words (4.2 pages)
- Our planet is covered with water. More than 70 % of the Earth’s surface is covered with lapping tides or splashing waves. However, most of the water that covers Earth’s surface contains salt “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”(Coleridge). This quote from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrates the reality of our water situation here on Earth. The sea of water that surrounds us seems abundant enough to last forever, but it isn’t something we can actually use to sustain ourselves.... [tags: Potable Water Resources 2014]
1560 words (4.5 pages)
- Identity in The Color of Water The American Dictionary defines identity as the distinct personality of an individual. Many factors make up one's identity, such as race, one's relationship with society, and religion. People seek other people who with they can identify. One must interact with others and learn from his interests and their responses to find a suitable group. The process of finding a group allows one to discover his or her own identity. Through The Color of Water, James McBride demonstrates that one perceives his identity through feedback from others as well as through his own thoughts and emotions.... [tags: water]
1011 words (2.9 pages)