The Songkran Festival is the Thai New Year and is celebrated nationwide with a whole variety of festivities. Want to know more about this festival and what happens during it?
When the new year approaches, people in this region clean their houses and dress up in colourful clothing. They offer food to the monks and then offer a requiem to their ancestors.
The people in the south have 3 simple rules for Songkran, which are to work as little as possible and to avoid unnecessarily spending money, to not hurt other people and animals and finally to not lie.
In the north, it is celebrated with firecrackers and gunfire that is believed to repel bad luck. They then prepare food on the next day to offer it to the monks. They also pour water on the hands of their elders asking for their blessing.
4) Bangkok (Capital)
Bangkok is where all the water festivities happen. The Khao San Road and Silom Road are the hubs and are usually closed down for traffic. People equipped with buckets full of water and water guns take to the streets in celebration. If you’re looking for a great Siam hotel, Bangkok has many, such as the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel for instance.
Similar to the other parts of the country, the people of the eastern region prepare food for the elderly and make merits at the temple. They also, however, create gorgeous sand pagodas.
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