Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Songkran Festival in Thailand

Songkhla will hold the Songkran Festival and "Hat Yai Midnight Songkran" under the concept "Songkran in Thai style, no alcohol, being safe, and using less water" on 11-13 April 2017 at Muang district.

The event will include a Miss Songkran pageant, Miss Tourism pageant, Midnight Songkran carnival, Muay Talay (Sea Boxing), and other shows from various artists. The festival is been expected to attract over 100,000 travelers, both Thai and foreign, to Songkhla.

Songkran Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s
- Do give alms and make merit (or just witness the rituals if you are not a Buddhist)
- Do use waterproof bags to protect your valuables Do watch your belongings
- Do use public transportation if you are heading to one of Songkran ‘hotspots’, as traffic will be paralysed
- Do try wishing the locals a happy new year in Thai – “Sawasdee Pee Mai!”
- Do smile and have fun
Don’ts
- Do not douse monks, babies or the elderly
- Do not drive when you have been drinking
- Do not throw water with ice or dirty water
- Do not throw water at motorcyclists, to prevent road accidents

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