Experience the Songkran Festival from the viewpoint of our scooter as we bike through the streets of Phuket. Songkran is the most important celebration of the Thai lunar calendar and is treated as a ‘New Year’ celebration. It’s held throughout Thailand and marks the beginning of the solar calendar (it translates as ‘the passing of’).
This year, the date of the Maha Songkran or the ‘New Year’ is set for April 13th, when day and night are of equal length. This will be followed by Nao Day (Middle day) on April 14th, and the New Year itself on April 15th. For some, it’s a period of reflection and carrying out of familial shows of respect to elders. But for us, well, for everyone in Thailand, it’s a perfect excuse to get crazy, hit the streets, and throw tons of water at at anything that moves.
Happy New Year from Phuket!