Songkran Festival: Thai Water Festival
Splash Splash! April 13 to 15 of every year is the time of the year when Thais and international tourists look forward to. Songkran is known as Thailand’s water festival and is the national celebration of the traditional Thai New Year. Thais believe that water is soul purifying. It rinses away any bad luck or negativity in the past and blesses you with luck, wealth, and happiness for the upcoming year.
Traditionally, Songkran Festival is the time of the year when family and friends gather to pay gratitude to elders and visit temples for prayer and offerings. Thais gracefully dress up in a bright-colored traditional dress. Thai women usually wear their dresses with summer accessories such as flowers on their left ears as a symbol of happiness, love, good luck. Thai water bowls that are beautifully crafted with Thai-style patterns are made of stainless steel or brass.
Later on, the Songkran festival gradually developed into a “water fight”, especially among Thai teenagers to help them cope with the summer heat. As with many historical and cultural festivals, the tradition has shifted from spiritual and religious to enjoyment and joviality. If you feel up to it, you can play water fights at various locations all around Thailand. However, each location has its own specific style or event. For example, Bangkok usually holds the biggest water festival together with concerts or electronic dance music (EDM) such as the S2O music festival. Apart from that, Kao Sarn road is also a go-to destination for Songkran. Kao Sarn Road is quite the legend for the water festival. The never-ending road is much loved by Thai locals and foreigners to celebrate Songkran and enjoy foam parties and EDM stages from day to night.
Feel like adding a colorful vibe to cherish the traditional Thai New Year and to celebrate colorfully? Muay Thai Stuff offers a series of multicolor boxing shorts to stand out among the water-fight crowd such as TUFF Muay Thai Boxing Shorts Blue Sakura with Nightingale Bird, TUFF Muay Thai Boxing Shorts Red Muay Thai Fighter with Flower Pattern, and many more. Happy Thai New Year from Muay Thai Stuff. May this year be as lively and as fresh as you are!