Happy Songkran!

Happy Songkran to all the OP peeps in Thailand! This is the beginning of the new solar year filled with parties and celebrations that include splashing others in water as a blessing. This also includes visiting temples but it also includes parties and water fights with water pistols, water balloons, etc., nationwide.

It is important to note that this symbolic holiday also involves the pouring of water on the heads of Buddha statues as a means to purify one’s self from their sins and bad luck. So it is not just party all the time! Plus the different regions of Thailand have various ways of further celebrating this holiday, by either using “firecrackers to repel bad luck” (North) to “avoid spending money” (South) either way this holiday is rich in fun and tradition.

So Happy Songkran!

Here is the link talking about Songkran:

http://songkranday.com/songkran-water-festival-in-thailand-2017-tips-for-visitors/

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Oak Park, IL Blog around the world

I like to thank all the readers of the Oak park, IL blog and wish you all a Happy Holidays! I look at all the stats from views and I marvel at all the countries listed. I have print screened the stats page that shows the countries that view the blog on WordPress and Blogger to give your country a shout out!

Now, I am basically not surprised that I have these many views from the United States (of course!) since Oak Park, IL is IN the USA, but I thank you anyway! The major surprise(s) was the other countries this blog has reached. So I will list those countries down here and again thank all of you once again!

  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. Portugal
  4. France
  5. Italy
  6. United Kingdom
  7. India
  8. Nepal
  9. Ukraine
  10. Netherlands
  11. Russia
  12. China
  13. Saudi Arabia
  14. Phillippines
  15. Canada
  16. Vietnam
  17. Poland
  18. Ireland
  19. Netherlands
  20. Chile
  21. Thailand
  22. Australia

I tried to add both totals for the countries from WordPress and Blogger and ranked the countries in views. Truth be told I cannot name one country that I expected to be on the list other than United States and Canada, the others are mindboggling. So if you want to leave a comment (NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY YOU ARE FROM!) why you looked at the blog, what search tags, etc., post in the comments section on either WordPress and/or Blogger I want to hear from you!