Songkran Festivities in April (29/03/2011)
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In April, “Songkran” is one of the most famous and fun-filled festival in Thailand. It is the Thai traditional New Year, which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for three days. April 13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year; April 14 is Wan Nao, which is the day after; and April 15 is “Wan Thaloeng Sok,” when the New Year begins. Take your pick of events from the list below and enjoy all kinds of entertainment during this year’s Water Festival.

8-15 April 2011
Dok Khun Siang Khaen Songkran Festival

(Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Khao Niao Road, Khon Kaen)

11-12 April 2011
Hat Yai Midnight Songkran Festival

(Niphat Uthit 3 Road and Sanehanuson Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla)

11-15 April 2011
Southern Grand Songkran Festival

(Si Thamma Sokarat Park, Sanam Na Mueang, I-suan Hall, Nakhon Si Thammarat)

12-15 April 2011
Nong Khai Grand Songkran Festival

(Pho Chai Temple, Prachak Road, Nong Khai)

12-15 April 2011
Nakhon Phanom Songkran Festival

(Hat Sai Tong Si Khotrabun, Wat Phrathat Phanom, Nakhon Phanom)

12-15 April 2011
Chiang Mai Songkran Festival

(Chiang Mai)

13-15 April 2011
Songkran Water Festival (Paradise on the Beach)

(Patong Beach, Phuket)

13-15 April 2011
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Songkran Festival
(Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya)

13-17 April 2011
Bangkok Songkran Festival

(Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Khao San Road, Phra Athit Road, Bang Lamphu, Santi Chai Prakan Park, and temples in Rattanakosin Royal Square)

16-17 April 2011
Wan Lai Bangk Saen Songkran Festival

(Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri)

18-19 April 2011
Wan Lai Pattaya Songkran Festival

(Lan Pho Park and Pattaya Beach, Chon Buri)

19-21 April 2011
Si Maha Racha Songkran Festival and Kong Khao Ritual

(Ko Loi Park, Si Racha district, Chon Buri)


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