Songkran (Thai New Year)

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Travel Guide Songkran

Introduction

Songkran Festival,  Pattaya

Songkran Festival, Pattaya

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Songkran (Thai สงกรานต์) is Thailand's biggest party of the year celebrating Thai new year. Mid April is the hottest time of the year. In the past, people would throw water among themselves in nice way to bless each other.

In recent years, all out water fights have erupted in many tourist areas. The government has sought to tone things down a bit, but it's still a big party, just a little drier. Chiang Mai remains one of the most popular places to be, but it doesn't really matter where you are. There is always a good chance that you will have water thrown at you when you venture outside during the festival.

There is a rule for this: You have the right not to get wet, when people splash water at you during these days.

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Dates

April 13th to April 15th.

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