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Songkran (Water Festival) In Thailand 2018/2019

Songkran (Water Festival) In Thailand 2019

The Songkran Festival which is known as the Water Festival is used to celebrate water as means of washing away all negativity from the previous year. Those taking part in the celebration partake in a traditional rite that involves pouring water on each of the participants. This act of pouring water on the participants symbolizes washing away all ill luck and iniquities from their lives. Some even add herbs to the ritual water.  See more Thailand Festival Guide & Calendar.

What to Pack during Songkran Water Festival, Thai New Year | UME Travel

If you are thinking about to visit Thailand, during the summer season which starts from March and ends in May, then you should take summer clothes and shorts with you to accommodate in Thailand during the hottest time of a year. But in a case, if you want to visit Thailand in April during Songkran Festival, you can’t go out during these days without getting waterlogged. It is because people are busy cleaning their houses for new year celebrations and they are visiting temples and enjoying parades; this is free of all water fights. 

Ultimate Guide to Survive in Songkran Water Festival, Thai New Year | UME Travel

If you want to know how the biggest water fight of the world looks like, then it is better to decide about to visit Thailand for Songkran Water Festival because you can find much fun there. Water fight during the celebrations of Songkran can be the best thing to enjoy for everyone. Traditionally, it is being considered that flow of water can clean the sins of everyone at the start of a new year. With the passing time, it is heightened into a wet event.

Interesting Facts about Songkran Festival

Thai New Year(Songkran Water Festival or Water Splashing Festival) is a major holiday in not just Thailand but also other countries in Southeast Asia. Here are 10 interesting facts about this important and popular holiday.

Ultimate Guide for Songkran Water Festival in Chiang Mai | UME Travel

Celebrating Songkran in Chiang Mai can lead you to a new level of enjoyment. You can have the most fun there. You may find the longest and biggest parties in Bangkok, but you can find the best water fight in Chiang Mai, which makes the Chiang Mai one of the most popular places in Southeast Asia. Visiting Chiang Mai in the middle of April can bring a hell of fun. According to Thai custom, getting soaked during the celebrations of Songkran can bring the blessings to you for the coming new year and all of your sins and bad luck of the previous year can be washed out with a stream of water. So, if you are thinking of visiting Thailand, for the celebrations of Songkran festival, you must think about to plan for Chiang Mai.

What is Songkran Water Festival in Thailand | UME Travel

Songkran festival is the most famous festival in Thailand. It is also known as an important event in the calendar of Buddhists, and world’s biggest water fight takes place during Songkran holiday. Songkran is basically a New Year celebration of Thailand. Songkran came from Sanskrit, which means approaching or passing. Read this article and you will get an overview of "The holiday of the biggest water flight in the world!"

Ultimate Guide to Songkran Water Festival in Bangkok | UME Travel

People belong to Thailand love to have fun, enjoy and have fun is a best part of Thai culture. The hottest time of the country is April, but during April whole country celebrates their biggest event which is known as Songkran with having enjoyable water fights and friendly street parties that can go a week long. Today, most of people know about this festival because of its huge water fight that people enjoy in the streets of Thailand. 

Ultimate Guide for Songkran Water Festival in Phuket | UME Travel

Songkran Water Festival is the new year celebration of Thailand. People of Thailand consider it a time to pay respect to their families, friends, monks and Buddha. People consider the splash of water on this event as a symbolic thing that can remove all of their previous sins and can make you clean from all kind of bad lucks or misfortune and start a new year with getting the blessings and good luck for you. in the previous years, people use small bowls of water to throw water on their friends and family to have fun and enjoyment. But now a day people are using water guns, water buckets and water cans to throw water on each other and the water fight during the celebrations of Songkran festival can be bigger than your expectations. As there has come a variety in water pots that can be used to throw water on others during the celebrations of Songkran festival, so there is great possibility that you are going to get wet during this event.