Songkran: Fun Water Fights Survival Guide…
Get ready to celebrate Thailand’s traditional New Year with Songkran. Thailand has a rich and diverse culture, and part of it is their upcoming Festival “SONGKRAN” held in the month of April every year. Songkran is popular for being a water splashing festival throughout the country during the hottest time of the year. The exciting Songkran celebrations will start happening all around Thailand in mid of the month from 12 April to 20 April.
Songkran is one of the biggest and most important holidays in Thailand. Songkran is a time to reunite with family, pay respects, and ask for blessings for the new year. It’s well known for family reunions, temple visits, and house cleaning. Thai families would visit relatives to receive blessings and ask for forgiveness from their seniors.
Songkran is a period filled with celebrations all around the country. The most significant feature of the holiday is water. During the holiday, water expresses different traditional Thai characteristics such as love and thankfulness. There are a variety of uses for water during Songkran. Water is typically sprinkled on images and statues of Buddha. This is symbolic for receiving blessings in the new year. Another act is sprinkling water on elder family members. This is an act of showing respect and gratefulness for them.
Songkran is a fun time in Thailand and has to be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Water guns, massive hoses, stages with live music and bass bumping, parades, street food, and people of all ages having a grand time getting each other soaking wet. This will be one of the most exciting times to visit Thailand. Everybody in the city is in a festive mood and creates a fun atmosphere in every part of city.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate Songkran, even visitors to Thailand. Songkran is fun for everyone who participates. The celebrations have evolved to fun, public water fights. Water is essentially sprinkled on everyone during the Songkran celebrations. In the modern day, Songkran has become a big water festival in the streets so here are a couple of Dos and Don’ts for Songkran:
Here it is, today is April 12, the official start of Songkran celebrations in Thailand, the Buddhist New Year. Whether you’re in Pattaya or exploring one of the more rural parts of the city, the Songkran celebrations will surely be memorable.