Guidelines for Travellers

Songkran in Thailand, a traditional Thai New Year festival

Songkran, the Thai New Year, falls on April 13th annually and is a national holiday. It’s deeply rooted in Buddhist tradition, with many starting the day by visiting temples before joining street festivities.

This vibrant celebration involves joyous water fights and paying respects to elders. Water symbolizes renewal, washing away the old year and ushering in the new one with enthusiasm.

Songkran, the happiest, wettest day of the New Year is upon us. Celebrate with us by preparing to be doused with water (and luck).


UNESCO Has Officially Designated ‘Songkran In Thailand, Traditional Thai New Year Festival’, As An Intangible Cultural Heritage. Credit:  TAT

Additional information

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