Black-naped orioles bounce between branches on the tree below the balcony. The city rumbles below us as buildings are lit in all colours as fireworks surround us. The amount of water that flies in Chiang Mai trumps any of the other cities in Thailand. Songkran in Chiang Mai is known to start as early as April 11th and water may still be flying on April 17th.
The tendency among young people to douse each other with water can often get out of hand.
I love New Years Day. Thousands gather haunched on knees as monks chant from the front stage. Travelling between Suan Luang a metered taxi offers to take us to Asiatique. Where is the best Songkran Festival?
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A Guide to World Fairs and Festivals. Taxis are a nightmare. Below a man walks through the streets with pram and baby as two elderly gents stand puzzled in the centre of a usually busy junction.
The party goes night! It feels like Bangkok is to ourselves. This year however was a new low. Water-splashing on the streets is also a part of the festivities, especially among young people.
Monks, too, are shown respect by bringing them offerings of rice, meat, and fruit and by blessing them with a small amount of water. Merit-making ceremonies are held at Buddhist temples, water is sprinkled on Buddhist images, and captive birds and fish are freed.All is Quiet on New Year’s Day by Allan Wilson The rumbles of Bangkok’s New Years celebrations are replaced with birdsong and lizards with the occasional lapse for complete silence.
Songkran is the traditional New Year in Thailand and a public holiday. The celebration actually lasts for three days in mid-April, and takes the form of religious ceremonies as well as public festivities.
Songkran is Thailand’s biggest holiday and is celebrated throughout the country as the traditional New Year’s day. The Thai people pour water over each other as a symbol of washing away all of their sins/bad and starting the new year fresh.
New Year's Day in Thailand, Thailand Festivals, The New Year Day in celebrated in nationwide. On the first day of the year, big cities like Bangkok and Phukhet, and major provinces along Mekong River like Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, Prasat Hin Khao.
10 shares Thailand observes 1 January as New Year’s Day in accordance with the Gregorian Calendar. This is in addition to the traditional Buddhist new year celebration of Songkran in mid-April.
In Thailand, many who live in the cities or away from their birthplace will make the most of the end-of-year. New Year's Day in Thailand falls on January 1st each year according to the Gregorian calendar celebrating the start of a new year.
Celebration\ Observance People will celebrate the night before with fireworks shows and eating and drinking.Download