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Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year

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Songkran occurs just when Thailand is at its hottest - around the 12th – 16th April – when Bangkok flights are in high demand. In this period of the year, temperatures reach as high as 35 degrees during the day so a Songkran soaking is usually a welcome relief.
If you’re planning on visiting Thailand, Globehunters provides Bangkok flights from the UK with leading airlines. Book online or call 020 8944 4555 to speak to one of our expert travel agents.


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Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year

  1. 1. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Brought To You By http://www.globehunters.com Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year
  2. 2. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year Songkran occurs just when Thailand is at its hottest - around the 12th – 16thApril – when Bangkok flights are in high demand. In this period of the year, temperatures reach as high as 35 degrees during the day so a Songkran soaking is usually a welcome relief.
  3. 3. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year Why do Thais throw water to celebrate the New Year? It symbolises ‘cleansing’ or ‘rejuvenating’; that is, washing away the misfortunes and struggles of the previous year and symbolises ‘refreshing’ the person’s life for the year to come. Some Thais also mark the festival by smearing coloured powder on people in a similarly indiscriminate fashion.
  4. 4. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year Songkran in Bangkok The Thai capital is usually a hive of activity but the start of Songkran marks a mass exodus from the city as many people return home to their families outside the city. Silom near Pat Pong is particularly lively with most of the 5km long street taken up with young Thais spraying water at each other. Even the local fire trucks have been known to join in with their powerful hoses.
  5. 5. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year 1) Keep your camera in a waterproof bag - or better yet, bring a waterproof camera 2) Bring a water pistol to defend yourself! 3) Cheaper public transport is not safe from the soakings. Tuk-tuks and regular buses with the windows down are still likely to get soaked 4) Be prepared to get soaked – and dress accordingly! 5) Don’t throw icy or dirty water Globehunters Top Tips for Songkran
  6. 6. 13 Smiths Yard, London, SW18 4HR, United Kingdom Phone: 020 3384 6000, Fax: 01483 431 938, Email: info@globhunters.com Website: http://www.globehunters.com Registration number: 6981085 Songkran Festival: All You Need to Know About Thai New Year If you’re planning on visiting Thailand, Globehunters provides Bangkok flights from the UK with leading airlines. Book online or call 020 8944 4555 to speak to one of our expert travel agents.

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