The Songkran Water Festival is the most memorable experience in Thailand when visitors can witness the entire country joining in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week. Get ready to be drenched in water and white powdery substances in the name of the Thai New Year that is around the corner.
The Songkran Water Festival is the official name for Thai New Year and one of the most important dates in the Thai calendar (13-15 April). The real meaning behind the splashes is to symbolically wash off all misfortunes in the past year, thus welcoming the new year with a fresh start.
Songkran Water Festival in Chiang Mai
Here’re some of ASIA DMC’s recommendations on the festival
Leave all valuable assets at your hotel, or secure them in a waterproof bag, because every square inch of your body will get very wet.
Try not to drive a vehicle during the festival, especially a motorbike, because the roads can be quite treacherous, so please be safe.
If you don’t want to partake in the biggest water fight in the world, stay within the grounds of your hotel and resort for 24-hours but this festival is really a big event and what a pity to miss it!
Have loads of fun. Songkran could well be one of the most memorable experiences in your life, so savor the moment because who knows when you will be back in Thailand again at this time of the year.
Songkran Water Festival
Songkran Water Festival 2017 is celebrated all over the country and can vary from one day, on the 13th of April (in Phuket) to a whole week in the north in Chiang Mai. It is the occasion for family reunions, temple visits and annual house cleaning. Many Thais enjoy the festival by spending time with their families and welcome the New Year. It is great fun and a festival not to be missed!