Songkran Celebrations 2019 in Krabi

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2019-04-13 00:00:00 2019-04-15 00:00:00 Asia/Bangkok Songkran Celebrations 2019 in Krabi Songkran Celebrations in Krabi - Saturday 13th to Monday 15th April 2019 Songkran Festival celebrates the beginning of the Thai New Year. It’s a traditional Buddhist festival and national holiday in Thailand. The Thai New Year's Day is 13th April every year, but the festival period includes the 14th and 15th of April as well. This festival is well known for the unleashed water wars which are mostly celebrated by young people. In the big cities, like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket, the major streets are closed to traffic, and are used as arenas for this water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other with buckets, water guns, balloons and any other vessels they can get their hands on. Nobody is spared, those who cross the streets on foot or scooters, whether they are locals or tourists, whether they want it or not, are all splashed with cold water. Traditional parades are held in all major cities and in some venues "Miss Songkran" is crowned, where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress. Also known as the Water Festival, Songkran Festival is rich with symbolic traditions. Mornings begin with the visit to local temples, where offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practiced. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday. It symbolises purification and washing away the negativity from the year before, as well as the bad luck and sins from a person’s life. Some people add herbs to the ritual water, as well. As a national holiday, offices and banks are closed during the three-day period, and many people take this as a good opportunity to return home to their loved ones and elders. As a way to show respect, younger people often practice water pouring over the palms of elders' hands. This festival is well known for the unleashed water wars which are mostly celebrated by young people. ► Where to enjoy Songkran celebrations in Krabi -  In Krabi province, the Songkran activities are spread all over the city and the most popular tourist areas, so wherever you are, it is almost certain that you will find and see Songkran's activities or water fights near you. However, the wildest water fights take place on Ao Nang Beach Road. Krabi Thai2Siam info@thai2siam.com

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Songkran Celebrations in Krabi - Saturday 13th to Monday 15th April 2019


Songkran Festival celebrates the beginning of the Thai New Year. It’s a traditional Buddhist festival and national holiday in Thailand. The Thai New Year's Day is 13th April every year, but the festival period includes the 14th and 15th of April as well. This festival is well known for the unleashed water wars which are mostly celebrated by young people. In the big cities, like Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket, the major streets are closed to traffic, and are used as arenas for this water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other with buckets, water guns, balloons and any other vessels they can get their hands on. Nobody is spared, those who cross the streets on foot or scooters, whether they are locals or tourists, whether they want it or not, are all splashed with cold water. Traditional parades are held in all major cities and in some venues "Miss Songkran" is crowned, where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress. Also known as the Water Festival, Songkran Festival is rich with symbolic traditions. Mornings begin with the visit to local temples, where offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practiced. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday. It symbolises purification and washing away the negativity from the year before, as well as the bad luck and sins from a person’s life. Some people add herbs to the ritual water, as well. As a national holiday, offices and banks are closed during the three-day period, and many people take this as a good opportunity to return home to their loved ones and elders. As a way to show respect, younger people often practice water pouring over the palms of elders' hands. This festival is well known for the unleashed water wars which are mostly celebrated by young people.
► Where to enjoy Songkran celebrations in Krabi -  In Krabi province, the Songkran activities are spread all over the city and the most popular tourist areas, so wherever you are, it is almost certain that you will find and see Songkran's activities or water fights near you. However, the wildest water fights take place on Ao Nang Beach Road.

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