I was lucky to experience the New Year’s Celebration in Thailand this year as part of my Indochina trip. This is the Songkran festival, derived from the word “Sankrati” which means “to move or to change”.
Songkran 2014 focuses on spiritual intentions like giving alms to monks and paying a visit to Buddhist temples in their place. This is celebrated for three (3) days and regarded as the longest holiday in Thailand.
Songkran won’t be complete without the water fight.This symbolizes cleansing and rejuvenating of our bodies. So better armed yourself with water guns to enjoy this festival. Be sure to keep your electronics/gadget safe. If possible, leave it at the hotel. Don’t worry, the natives here uses clean and cold water.
The water fight usually starts in the afternoon until midnight.