Most likely known as the 'wettest festival' in Asia, the celebration in Thailand begins on April 13 and lasts until the 15th of every year. Also considered as one of the biggest and main festivals celebrated in Thailand, Songkran marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year.
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No need to pack a 'Super Soaker' in your luggage as there are plenty of vendors selling them. Also, buckets may be available (free) with huge barrels of water along the streets.
No water throwing after sunset
Make sure to water-proof your precious valuables: smartphones, tablets, passports, etc. Or just leave it at your hotel.
Although there are many parties being held on the streets, be sure to keep in mind the 'Don'ts', including drinking and driving
Remember that it is a religious celebration. Respect the worshippers at the temples. Don't throw water on the monks, mothers-to-be, babies, and be mindedful of the elderly
Have fun! You might not know the person who just poured a bucket of ice-water on you, but enjoy the moment and don't forget to smile🙂
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