Songkran 2019 — Thai New Year Water Festival in Phuket: April 13—15
Songkran, Thai New Year, is a bright event with traditional water fights, right before seasons change. Among all Thailand festivals tourists like Songkran most of all. You can not only watch but take part in festival entertainment. The dates of the event are 13 – 15 of April 2019.
Songkran has a different meaning for tourists and local people. For locals, it is the time to stay together with family, visit relatives, give alms to the monks, go to the temple to pay respect to Buddha and this way to get a blessing for the coming year. One more ritual for the festival is cleaning the house and throwing old things away. It symbolizes inner cleanup and means that all bad things are left in the past.
The season change is always long-awaited because after the rainy season starts all trees and plants come to life again and the weather gets a little fresh. Rainy season is good for harvest, especially for rice cultivation.
Thai culture has many rituals and following them you can get deeper into their culture. The tradition of swilling and talc or white clay unction during Songkran festival comes from rituals held in temples. Swilling symbolizes cleanup, unction symbolizes protection against something bad. During Songkran there is music playing on the streets, locals put buckets full of cold water outside and water festival starts. People passing or driving by getting their portion of cold water. Drivers buy water guns and put buckets with water in the cars. If you plan to walk these days be ready to get wet through. It is believed that you need to be swilled from head to toe for your mind to clean up. Songkran atmosphere is unforgettable, everyone behaves like a kid and just happily has fun.
Going to Songkran festival put your things into waterproof bags or better leave them at home. Also sun-protective cream will be helpful. Put on appropriate clothes – even though you know you will get wet, going to the festival shirtless or wearing a swimsuit is a disrespect. What is more, remember – safety first. Whether you walk or drive – be careful.Planning vacation for the period of Songkran remember – a better choice for you will be a more quiet place because children may be scared of crowds of people having fun and water swilling everywhere. The best option may be Rawai Park in the south of Phuket.
Celebrating Songkran With Kids in Rawai Park
Every year Rawai Park has a special event program for Songkran. It includes water games with entertainers. Good for children under 8 years old – inflatable slides, activities, foam party in the pool, special kids menu in restaurant and recreation zone in the garden.
Also, you can visit roofed playground with slides, swings and toy cars and air-conditioned kids club with labyrinths, hundreds of toys, construction sets and space for reading and drawing.
Follow the news about the event program, prices, invite friends to join the event on a Facebook page.
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