Songkran, Thailand, Date, Times and Locations

Are you in Thailand now?

If so, you’re in for a big surprise and buy a massive super soaker. From April 13 – 15 is the Thai celebration of New Year, Songkran – an event that marks the beginning of the solar calendar (it translates as ‘the passing of’). For some, it’s a period of reflection and carrying out of familial by showing respect to elders. But for others (in fact for most people) it’s a perfect excuse to get merry, hit the streets and throw tons of water around at anything that moves.

Traditionally speaking, Songkran tradition was the time of year when the rice harvest was in and farmers had to wait for the rains to begin in order to plant their rice. This would be the driest point of each year so it would seem sort of illogical to waste water by pouring it over elders’ hands but amazingly, gradually over the years Songkran has developed into an orgy of water throwing using buckets and water guns.

Thailand Luxe SERIOUS WARNING: Be very careful if you're on the roads. Last year 2500 people were injured and over 200 died on the roads during the festival

Khao San Road, Bangkok, 13-15 April 2015, 10.00-23.00 hrs.

Silom Road, Bangkok, 13-15 April 2015, 10.00-00.00 hrs.

Around the City Moat, Chiang Mai, 11-16 April 2015, 09.00-22.00 hrs.

Pattaya (North, Central and South Beach), Lan Bodhi Park Na Kluea and Chon Buri, 11-20 April 2015, 09.00-00.00 hrs.

Khao Nieo Road, Khon Kaen, 13-15 April 2015, 10.00-20.30 hrs.

Patong Beach, Phuket, 12-13 April 2015, 10.00-22.00 hrs.

Hat Yai Midnight Songkran at Nipat Uthit 3 Road, Sanehanusorn Road and Wat

Mahatta, 11-15 April 2015, 10.00-23.00 hrs.
Songkran Ko Samui (Chaweng Beach), 13 April 2015, 08.00 – 20.00 hrs.

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