Songkran Before Noon
Mornings begin with the religious rituals such as visiting local temples, offering food to the Buddhist monks and performing water pouring on Buddha statues. It represents purification and washing away one’s sins and bad luck.
In the streets, parades of the city’s cultural and religious groups take over the main street and people gather to see traditional Thai costumes, dances and loved ones.
Songkran After Noon
But from 12pm to night time the holiday is best known for its water festival, where major streets are closed for traffic and become arenas, pick up trucks turned into mobile water tanks and the bright colors of the water guns light up the city.
It was fun. Really. But 4 days of water splashing (and party) is more exhausting than you’d think!
And as you can imagine, the little ones are the most excited about this holiday!