Songkran is one of Thailand’s most celebrated day. Every year, from the 13 April to 15 April, Songkran marks the New Year festival of the Land of Smiles. People from all over the World also tend to gather around the popular tourist spots for one of the most entertaining water “fights” ever. Here are some information for you to have a splashing good time during Songkran!
Sending Your Well Wishes
Water is considered to be sacred in Thailand. By pouring water onto someone, you are giving your well wishes and blessings to them. Of course, this tradition has gradually evolved into a massive water battle on the streets, enjoyed both by the locals and tourists. April is also one of the hottest hottest in Thailand, so the water fights does help in cooling down the warm weather.
Be Prepared to Get Wet
If you are planning to visit Thailand for the Songkran festival, do remember to prepare some spare clothing. Bringing a raincoat and water-proof bags for your belongings help too. An arsenal of water-guns would be great for those who are going all out the battlefield. However, if you are not planning to be utterly soaked, it might be wise to just stay indoors and enjoy the holidays.
Things to Take Note
There are plenty of things to take note too. Due to the massive turnout at the festival, you have to take extra care of your personal belongings. Be mindful of where you are splashing the water too, be mindful of the surrounding traffic and watch out for the elderly and children. If you are not at the beach, it’s best to dress appropriately too. Revealing and indecent clothes are a big no no in public. It’s important to stay safe and considerate while having fun too.
Nonetheless, Songkran is one of the most enjoyable festival of Thailand. You just have to experience it yourself if you have the chance.
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