The Songkran festival will be celebrated in Thailand on April 13th-15th 2013. Songkran is a celebration for the Thai new year on the traditional Thai calendar. It’s also marks the hottest time of the year in Thailand so all of the water and powder throwing helps people cool down.
It’s a wild festival and really needs to be seen to be believed. Massive water fights break out all across the country and it makes you feel like a kid again. It’s the largest water fight in the world and makes for a one of a kind experience.
It’s a Buddhist festival and many Thai’s use this time to go to the Temple and pay their respects. It’s also a time for family. Most business remain shut and give their employees a chance to return to their home town and catch up with their families.
It’s a time for cleansing and a time for renewal. The water washes away all the bad so you can start the year fresh, clean from all that is wrong in the world. It’s a happy time of the year where complete strangers can dump water over each others heads and smile about it. It’s an amazing experience and the rest of the world could learn a lot from it. It’s not uncommon for people to throw water at the Police and the Policeman take it with a smile.
Songkran 2013 will officially be held in Bangkok and all across Thailand on April 13th – 15th but it will go on up until the 19th in Pattaya as people go from city to city celebrating this great holiday.
Come celebrate with us in Thailand!