There is no better time to visit Thailand than between April 13th and 15th when the nation celebrates its New Year, with the Songkran festival, where a whole range of exciting festivities take place. One of the most entertaining festivities is the water pouring custom of Songkran.
It is an important tradition of Songkran for younger members of the family to show respect to their elders by pouring water into the hands of the elders, using silver bowls. This custom is known as ‘Rod Nahm Dum Hua’. However, today, the custom has adopted a slightly fresher, younger feel.
People throng the streets of all cities and towns in Thailand and splash water on each other on the day of the songkran water festival. They wait on the streets with buckets filled with water, waiting for people to douse. It doesn’t matter whether you’re walking, riding a bicycle, or driving a truck – during Songkran, you are bound to be doused by the fun-loving people of Thailand.
Dressing appropriately is necessary during Songkran. Be sure never to wear anything fancy, lest your clothes should get ruined. But you can expect unlimited fun because this festival happens with the tropical sun is shining with all its might in Thailand. The water feels refreshing and helps you to cool off.
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