Songkran 2016 Festival & Celebration

Songkran 2016 Festival to celebrate Thai New Year 2016. Join Water Fight Festival 2016 in Thailand. Find complete guide Songkran 2016 Bangkok, Songkran Events Phuket 2016, Songkran Events Pattaya 2016.

Songkran Thai New Year 2016

Hi ! My name is Lucy. I am a Thailand Tourism Enthusiast. Welcome to my site. I am going to tell you the whole things about Songkran Festival, as one of the biggest Thai Celebration. Please enjoy the articles and let’s go to Thailand this April 2016. See you !

What is Songkran Actually?

Is this your first time hear about the word Songkran ? If the answer is yes, you are welcome to explore more about this big festival happened in Thailand every year.

Let’s ask wikipedia :

“The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. The word “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti or literally “astrological passage”) meaning transformation or change.

It coincides with the rising of Aries on the astrological chart, the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. The festive occasion is in keeping with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar. ”

To give you simple but helpful information about Songkran 2016, here is the infographic about it :

 

Songkran 2016 Festival Thailand

Songkran 2016 Festival Thailand

 

What is Happening During Songkran 2016 Celebration ?

Songkran Thai New Year Festival 2016Songkran Traditions is closely related to Family and Spiritual Values.

When Songkran comes, people visit their parents and the elders followed by religious activities. Such as going to temples.

 

songkran 2016 celebrationIn this modern time, people celebrate Songkran by doing water fight festival.

Water plays important role and has deep meaning as a symbol to purify their life.

It’s an exciting thing to do, like going back to your childhood times.

Doing water gun fighting, pouring water to everybody near you, getting wet, and playing water the whole day in the main streets.

It sound exciting, right ?

During Songkran Festival, you can witness special performance from elephants which are involved in the water fight festival with many tourist, both local and foreigners.

Songkran 2016 Events Where Should You Spend Your Songkran Holiday ?

If you are interested in having leave to celebrate Songkran 2016 in Thailand, there are 4 main places you can pick to have a great time with your spouse, family or best friends :

  1. Bangkok
  2. Songkran 2016 Festival in Pattaya

as reported by lovepattayathailand.com :

Songkran Pattaya will be starting on the 11th the best wet spots can be found in and around Soi Buakhao as well as Soi 6, 7 and 8 but on the 18th people pour into the Naklua area of Pattaya; especially the old Naklua Fresh Market.

The big party, which drowns out all the rest, is the finale on the 3 mile strip of Beach Road which is closed to traffic as well all adjacent roads. Parades are held, there’s a Miss Songkran, contest, and the masses flood into the streets (literally) to be drenched in organized chaos, there is just nowhere better to get wetter.

 

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Songkran Festival in Pattaya

songkran 2016 in Pattaya

Songkran Celebration on the Beach

Songkran Water fight Festival in Pattaya

Songkran Water fight Festival in Pattaya

While you are visiting Pattaya, don’t forget to go to ….

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or….you want to enjoy the scenery in Pattaya’s most beautiful beach ? Let’s go to    Naklua Beach

Naklua Beach Pattaya

Naklua Beach Pattaya

Pamper yourself with beautiful tropical flowers and trees in Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya

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Nong Nooch tropical-garden Pattaya

I believe this one will surprise you and unique tourist destination in Pattaya that you won’t miss to visit

Pattaya Floating Market, Songkran 2016 Pattaya, SOngkran 2016 Thailand

Pattaya Floating Market

I still have many to share about Pattaya great things to visit in your Songkran Holiday…..

Wat Phra Khao Yai-big budha hill Pattaya, Songkran 2016 Pattaya

Wat Phra Khao Yai-big budha hill Pattaya

Do you love underwater world ? Check this one out…….

Underwater world in Pattaya, Songkran 2016 Pattaya

Underwater world in Pattaya

Completing our journey in Pattaya, take a look this magnificent building….

and….don’t forget to capture the beauty there…

Songkran 2016 in Pattaya

sanctuary of truth pattaya-banglamung

Phuket

Chiang Mai

Hotel Best Deal and Promotion for Songkran 2016

Don’t be confused to arrange your accommodation for Thai New Year 2016 Celebration. I will share information about hotel best deals and special promotion that is friendly to your budget. One thing for sure, please…please..book your hotel from now on. It will help you much to have best preparation. Let’s start to review the hotel offers and choose where is the best place to stay ! I suggest you to book here. Why ?

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Here is the slide about Songkran 2016 to complete my information for you.

 

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