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Songkran Festival 2024 (Thailand)

April 12 - April 16

Songkran Festival 2024 Thailand - สงกรานต์ 2567

Songkran Festival 2024 (สงกรานต์ 2567), also known as the Thai New Year, will be celebrated from 12 – 16 April 2024 throughout the country. Marking the start of the most important festival in Thailand, locals will perform a series of activities from cleaning their homes, paying respect to elders by cleaning their feet with scented water, to praying at the temples over the 5 day public holiday. Other than observing these long-held religious and cultural traditions, Thais as well as foreigners in the country will roam the streets and splash water at one another as a symbol of celebration, purification and rejuvenation.

Note: Songkran officially starts on 13 April and ends on 15 April every year. As 14 April 2024 falls on a Sunday this year, 16 April has been made a public holiday. Additionally, on 13 February 2024, the Thai government gazetted 12 April as a national public holiday to make the Songkran festival a 5-day holiday this year in bid to boost tourism in the country. In addition to the five-day national holiday, celebrations in selected cities and shopping centres will continue through 21 April 2024.



Bangkok Songkran Festival 2024

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

  • Grand celebration with Lord Buddha & Nang Songkran goddess processions
  • Praying and pouring water over Lord Buddha’s statue
    • (10 – 21 April 2024) Thaiconic Songkran Celebration 2024 @ ICONSIAM (SiamSook, Floor G)
    • (12 – 16 April 2024) Ultrasonic Water Festival 2024 @ Siam Paragon (Fashion Hall, Floor 1)
  • Water splashing wars
    • Silom / ถนน สีลม [Map]
    • Khao San Road / ถนนข้าวสาร [Map]
    • ICONSIAM / ไอคอนสยาม [Map]
    • centralwOrld / เซ็นทรัลเวิลด์ [Map]
  • Traditional & cultural activities
    • (19 – 21 April 2024) Phra Pradaeng Songkran Festival @ Nakhon Khuean Khan Road and Phra Pradaeng District Office (a district in neighboring Samut Prakan province) / สำนักงานเทศบาลเมืองพระประแดง [Map]



Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2024

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

  • (7 – 18 April 2024) Lord Buddha processions and religious activities at 11 temples
    • Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan / วัดพระสิงห์วรมหาวิหาร [Map]
    • Wat Chiang Yuen / วัดเชียงยืน ต.ศรีภูมิ เชียงใหม่ [Map]
    • Wat Jet Lin / วัดเจ็ดลิน [Map]
    • Wat Lok Moli / วัดโลกโมฬี [Map]
    • Wat Pa Pao / วัดป่าเป้า [Map]
    • Wat Chiang Man / วัดเชียงมั่น [Map]
    • Wat Yang Kuang / วัดยางกวง เชียงใหม่ [Map]
    • Wat Inthakhin Sadue Mueang / วัดอินทขีลสะดือเมือง [Map]
    • Wat Lam Chang / วัดล่ามช้าง [Map]
    • Wat Phan On / วัดพันอ้น [Map]
    • Wat Sri Suphan / วัดศรีสุพรรณ [Map]
  • Water battles
    • Tha Pae Gate / ประตูท่าแพ [Map]
    • Nimmanahaeminda Road (Nimman Road) / ถนนนิมมานเหมินท์  [Map]



Pattaya Songkran Festival 2024

  • Buddha Bathing Ceremony and Procession 
    • (19 April 2024, 8:00am – 4:00pm) Wat Chai Mongkhon / วัดชัยมงคล พระอารามหลวง ชลบุรี [Map]
  • Water Splashing Music Party
    • (19 April 2024, 11:00am – 12:00am) Outdoor area, Central Pattaya shopping mall / เซ็นทรัล พัทยา [Map]
  • Thai Bands, Singers & DJ Performances
    • (19 April 2024, 3:00pm – 11:00pm) Pattaya Beach between Dusit Curve & Pattaya Walking Street [Map]
  • Night Food Fair
    • (7 – 21 April 2024, 5:00pm onwards) Food Fun Fest @ Runway, Terminal 21 Pattaya / เทอร์มินอล 21 พัทยา [Map]


List of Songkran festivities in other parts of Thailand



Songkran Parties 2024

Other than participating in water fights and observing Songkran traditions in the day, it is also common for many to party in the evening at hotels, clubs and music festivals. Mega music events will also be held in various parts of Thailand.