In celebration of the traditional Thai New Year, Thailand’s “wet ‘n’ wild” water festival meets ancient Buddist traditions, as Songkran takes place all over the country each April during the hottest time of the year.
The water washes away the bad luck, bad thoughts and actions, to open the door to good luck for the New Year. A time for spiritual cleansing and to visit their local temples with family in colourful processions. And whilst we may have celebrated 2018 a few months back, the Thai New Year is based on the sun and star alignment, rather than the beginning of the lunar year. The calendar also beings with the death of the Buddha, 543 years before the start of the Christian calendar, making it the year 2561.
It has also become a huge tourist attraction, bringing Thailand to life with coloured powder and water flooding the air above tens of thousands of partygoers lining the streets!
Whether you are on foot, piled on the back of a scooter, tuk tuk or otherwise, no one will escape the assault from buckets of icy water, water cannons, super soakers and squirt guns as the whole country comes to a standstill for the crazy event.
No one is safe! Little kids terrorise adults with squeals of glee as ice cold water is poured down their backs. The drive by shootings from squirt guns are relentless. 4×4 vehicles are adapted to become water assault vehicles. This is water-warfare! And one of the most incredible and fun spectacles, you will ever lay witness to.
Celebrate Songkran, with us at Koh. Enjoy a taste of Thailand and look out for specials, created by our bartenders for the occasion. To book your table, simply click here.