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Songkran (Thai New Year)

April 13 - April 15

Thailand has a festival that attracts the attention of world tourists, called the Songkran Festival which is a celebration of the Thai new year. This festival is regularly held every April 13-15 each year. For three days, Thailand will be busy with a variety of activities held by local residents, ranging from washing rituals of Buddhist statues, offering food to monks, making pagodas out of sand, releasing birds and fish, to water wars.

One of the favorite activities is the water fight, which involves almost all local residents as well as tourists. This water war originated from the tradition of people who splashed water from washing statues with one another in order to get blessings and good luck in the new year, and rid themselves of all bad things. Fall in April, which is when the temperature of Thailand was very hot, the water war ritual at the Songkran Festival also turned into a tourist attraction that has been eagerly awaited by visiting tourists.


April 13
April 15
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