Songkran - Traditional Thai New Year

Songkran Splash - The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

Songkran Splash 

Hot weather and having fun are two defining characteristics of Thailand, and the Thai traditional New Year, officially observed between 13th and 15th April, combine both. The gentle custom of sprinkling cooling water upon family members and friends as a way of symbolising purification has over the years mutated into a nationwide water fight. Buckets of water, hoses, and water weapons of all kinds drench anyone who ventures outside, but it’s the hottest time of year, and no one minds.


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