Let’s Celebrate – Songkran 2014 – Thai New Year 2014
Also known as the Thailand Water Fight Festival, the Songkran Festival is considered one of the most important for the people of Thailand. It is celebrated as a traditional Thai New Year, when the people sprinkle water, out of respect and to pay Buddha respect, on the elders.
When is Songkran 2014 | Thai New Year 2014 ?
The date of the Songkran 2014 water Festival will fall between Sunday April 13th to Tuesday April 15th.
Originally, the Thai Water Festival was based on the lunar calendar, however recently it is based on the Western calendar. So, between the 13th and the 15th of April, is when the celebration happens. The list of festivals and attraction during Sonkran in Thailand can be downloaded here
Thai National Holiday and Songkran Celebrations
This celebration will be the most important festival for the Thai people every year. Songkran festival is one of the Thailand National Public Holiday 2014. Even though the official holiday only last for 3 days, most workers take as much as a week off.
Songkran Water Fights 2014
Since the Sonkran Festival has to do mainly with water, the people will gently sprinkle or pour water over the elders and other family to ensure good luck. This “sprinkling” has evolved into splashing strangers on the streets, with either a bucket of water or a water gun, but it is all in the spirit of having good fun.
Pay Respect to Buddha
Another way of celebrating Songkran is by paying respects to Buddha at one of the many Buddhist temples (wat), and also to give alms to the Buddhist monks. The images of Buddha in the temples are also cleaned by gently pouring water over them. This is a festival that will be celebrated throughout Thailand and is considered a tourist highlight.
Celebrations of Songkran Around Thailand
Songkran 2014 will be celebrated throughout Thailand and is one of the tourism highlight. Below is the list:
The detail of Songkran’s celebration Around Thailand can be downloaded here.
Thailand’s Hotel Deals for Songkran 2014 – Where to Stay during the water fight festival and How to Book Online?
There are Thousands of hotels to choose from in Thailand, either for backpackers or luxurious one. And there are many online booking sites as well. Which booking site that reliable? Agoda.Com is one of the best site where you can easily find the best price and availability from all travel websites at once. I have used many booking sites, and I found HotelTravel is a very useful site for finding the best hotels deals prior we choose which hotel that suitable for us.
Happy Songkran 2014 | Water Festival Thailand| Thai New Year 2014