Spend Songkran 2020 in Phuket
The most cheerful and bright festivals are always in Thailand. Every year Phuket also becomes the venue of the largest and wettest festivals — Songkran or Thai New Year. Event will begin on April 13 and ends on April 15.
What does Songkran mean
Thai New year 2020 is the main festival of the year. It is always celebrated for a few days. Locals spend time with their families and visit temples. On Songkran eve locals clean up their homes and burn down unnecessary things. It is believed that all bad things belong to the old year and should be left there. The Phuket people hurry to offer some delicacies to the monks, listen to their prayers, and secure their blessing. They pay respect to Buddha.
Traditions of Songkran
“Sawasdee pi mai!” (“Happy New year!”) are the main words of the Songkran. All people take water in different containers and go out on the streets. The water as a symbol of the essence of all life, flows everywhere. It is believed to bring grace to everyone. If a smiling Thai man pour water on you, it means he wishes you good luck. Don’t be surprised if you get talcum powder. It’s another way of blessing, a sign of protection from all bad things. Before Songkran you can buy talcum powder and water pistols everywhere.
Phuket Songkran holidays near the beach
Tourists can not only look but take part in the Songkran festival. KK hotel is a resort which is only 500 metres from two beaches — Karon and Kata. It means, you can only step out of your room and celebrate Thai New Year with all people. If you’ve never been to this festival, we warn you to take care of your electronic devices and hide it in special waterproof bags. You can also go to a cafe and taste Thai cuisine on Songkran days. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants close to KK hotel.
if you want to take part in street water fights, go to Patong on Bangla Road. Families with children can go at Rawai Park, where there is a Songkran party. A new pool will open in April.
You’re likely to be wet through the day. But please respect the Locals and don’t go to the streets in swimming suits. And be careful in the road, if you are a driver.
Be sure to visit the Phuket Songkran holiday and take part in the festival. It is impossible to forget!