Songkran – Thai New Year

 

Songkran Celebration in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Anyone who has ever been to Thailand in the month of April, will never forget the Thai New Years celebrations. Celebrated on slightly different days and in different ways around the country, it lasts for about a week around the 12th to 15th of April. There are many celebrations in temples, public parks and on public roads. The most visible and well known of which is the washing of Buddha statue parades and accompanying water splashing and dousing of everyone in attendance.

The Songkran Parade starts on Charoen Muang Road on the east of the Ping River and progresses across the Nawarat Bridge and down Thapae Road to the Thapae Gate area of the Old City.

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