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Songkran Festival 2023 (Thailand)

April 13 - April 15

Songkran Festival 2023 - สงกรานต์ 2566

Songkran Festival 2023 will last from 13 – 15 April 2023. Over the 3 days that mark the start of the Thai new year, locals will perform a series of activities from cleaning their homes, paying respect to elders by cleaning their feet with scented water, to performing religious rituals at the temples. Apart from these solemn activities, it is also a tradition for Thais and foreigners alike to roam the streets and spray water at one another as a symbol of celebration, purification and rejuvenation.

2023 will be the first time that activities such as water splashing and foam parties and will back in full-force after 3 long years of COVID restrictions.

 

 

Bangkok Songkran Festival 2023

Songkran celebratory activities in Bangkok are pretty concentrated in a few areas in the city. The following is a list of activities and places where actions take place:

  • Water splashing wars
    • Silom / ถนน สีลม [Map]
    • Khao San Road / ถนนข้าวสาร [Map]
  • Praying and pouring water over Lord Buddha’s statue
    • Sanam Luang (opposite Grand Palace) / สนามหลวง [Map]
  • Traditional & cultural activities
    • Phra Pradaeng (a district in neighboring Samut Prakan province) / สำนักงานเทศบาลเมืองพระประแดง [Map]

 

 

Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2023

If you are in Chiangmai, head to these places to bask in the festive atmosphere:

  • Water battles
    • Tha Pae Gate / ประตูท่าแพ [Map]
    • Nimmanahaeminda Road (Nimman Road) / ถนนนิมมานเหมินท์  [Map]
  • Lord Buddha procession
    • Wat Phra Singh (Phra Singh Temple) / วัดพระสิงห์วรมหาวิหาร [Map]