Songkran 2016 Thailand Festival

 


Songkran 2016 Festival

Songkran Festival & Celebration in Thailand

Songkran 2016 Festival in Thailand. Join Songkran 2016 Festival in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

 

What is Songkran festival ?
Songkran is a celebration of Thailand New Year’s Day. Songkran has a strong relation with Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar.

When is Songkran Celebration ?
Generally, Songkran Festival is celebrated 13-14 April annually. Although in some parts of the country may take longer period of celebrations.

How to Celebrate Songkran ?
Water plays important role in Songkran celebration which is rich with symbolic traditions.

 

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Early in the morning, it begins with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks are commonly practiced.

 

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Performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday – it represents purification and the washing away all of their sins and bad luck.

Songkran Tradition
As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return homes to their loved ones and elder family members. As a way to show respect, younger people often practice water pouring over the palms of elders’ hands.
The holiday is known for its iconic water festival which is mostly celebrated by young people. Major streets are closed for traffic, and are used as arenas for water fights. Celebrants, young or old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other.

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More importantly, traditional parades are held, where cars are decorated with traditional ornaments. Also, the central festival often holds a pageant contest, or “Miss Songkran” where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress.

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5 Best Places to Celebrate Songkran in Thailand
1. Bangkok

Songkran Water Fight Festival in Khao San Road , Bangkok

Songkran Water Fight Festival in Khao San Road , Bangkok

 

2. Pattaya

Pattaya Beach Road Songkran Celebration

Pattaya Beach Road Songkran Celebration

 

3. Phuket

Songkran Festival in Patong Beach, Phuket

Songkran Festival in Patong Beach, Phuket

 

4. Chiang Mai

Songkran Traditional Parade in Chiang Mai

Songkran Traditional Parade in Chiang Mai

 

5. Koh Samui

Beautiful Koh Samui for your Songkran Holiday

Beautiful Koh Samui for your Songkran Holiday

 

Hotel Accommodation for Songkran 2016 Holiday in Thailand

Songkran is one of big Festival in the world. Many people will join the celebration. It is better for you to make Hotel booking in advance to get best deal and promotion.

Find best hotel to stay during Songkran Holiday ? please click here

Here are several awesome properties in Thailand :

Aleenta Resort Phuket

Aleenta Resort Phuket

 

Ibis Hotel Pattaya

Ibis Hotel Pattaya

 

pattaya discovery beach hotel

Pattaya Discovery Beach Hotel

 

The Sukhothai Bangkok

The Sukhothai Bangkok

Last but not least….Have a great time in Thailand Songkran 2016 Festival !

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