Thai New Year Celebrations 2019

Water Wars Warning!

Songkran 2019 - Thai New Year Celebrations 2019

 

The crazy water throwing festival Songkran is about to start. I want to remind you that traditional Thai New Year will be celebrated all across Thailand on April 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. 

This year Thai New Year falls on a weekend, so the holiday has been extended. The Thais will take any excuse to take a holiday or party. 

Down in Sin City otherwise known as Pattaya the water wars last a whole week and there is no escaping it!

Despite the Thai authorities saying they will be clamping down, there will still be many road deaths and injuries, health risks from contaminated water, plus the potential of violence, when things get out of hand. Most people want to enjoy Songkran but be warned, there are always some people who go too far.

This is the time of year when there is a mass exodus from Bangkok of both Thais and expat residents. We do not expect this year to be any different. I hope you enjoy Songkran but stay safe! 

Below is a Songkran Survival Guide by The Thaiger…

Songkran Survival Guide – Top 10 Tips (2019) | The Thaiger

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year on April 13 each year. What started as a respectful washing of Buddha images with water to welcome in the forthcoming wet season, has turned into a mega-water fight. No prisoners are taken in this annual water battle – if you head outside or drive along …

 

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One Response to “Thai New Year Celebrations 2019”

  1. This year will be my 21st consecutive Songkran in Bangkok.

    I never leave Thailand in April. I need a check up from the neck up! 🙂

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