Here are 5 of the most popular places to celebrate Songkran festival in Bangkok!
- Khao San Road. Here at Khao San Road, enjoy the wild water at its full swing!
- Silom Road. Similarly to Khao San Road, Songkran celebrations in Silom was toned down in 2019 due to the coronation events.
- Ratchada Soi 4.
Similarly one may ask, where is Songkran celebrated in Thailand?
The Thai capital celebrates with the Bangkok Songkran Splendours Festival which takes place from April 13th to 15th. The official opening ceremony is held at Wat Pho, one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand that's home to the spectacular gold-plated reclining Buddha.
One may also ask, what is the purpose of Songkran?
It represents purification and the washing away of one's sins and bad luck. As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition. The holiday is known for its water festival.
Which countries celebrate Songkran?
Songkran is a term derived from the Sanskrit word, sa?krānti (or, more specifically, me?a sa?krānti) and used to refer to the traditional New Year celebrated in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, parts of northeast India, parts of Vietnam and Xishuangbanna, China.
What do you wear to Songkran?
Dress appropriately Wear comfy clothes that dry quickly. I'd recommend shorts and a vest top, but nothing white. Most locals wear brightly coloured floral shirts during the festival (think over the top Hawaiian shirts). Local markets will no doubt have these available if you fancy joining in on the trend.