Love it or Hate it…Its that time of the year again
Songkran is by definition the celebration of Thai’s New Year. Water fight, on the other hand, is a way of washing the bad luck so as the good luck would enter in the present year. Songkran is celebrated for three days starting April 13 to April 15, though in other parts of the country, this event is celebrated in the entire week.
In Pattaya the biggest day this year will be April 19th, which this year falls on a Saturday. However if you are staying in Pattaya do expect to get wet anytime between the 10th and 19th April, so do take extra care if on a bike and be sure to waterproof any valuables such as your mobile phone.
If you want to experience how Bangkok celebrates then the key area her is Khao San Road.
How to escape Songkran?
In short, stay away from the main areas of Pattaya and Bangkok. On the 19th April in Pattaya stay indoors is the sure fire way of staying dry.
Songkran can be a lot of fun but you need to be prepared to get very wet and even, from time to time, drenched in ice cold water.
What Songkran encapsulates is the Thai culture of ‘Sanook Sanook’ – where else in the world would you see such a huge water fight spectacle?