Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Photo Credit: 三色人

Songkran (2016) is upon us again as we splash into the Thai New Year.

Songkran is one of the biggest, and certainly wettest holidays in Thailand.

Thai New Years is celebrated by playing with water and splashing everyone you can see. The streets and parks are flooded with people throwing water on one another, wiping aromatic powder on strangers, and having fun in the scorching sun.

Songkran is held in mid- April, one of the hottest months of the year for Thailand, so the refreshing blast of a squirt gun, or douse of a bucket is usually pretty well-received.

Although the original Songkran tradition of family members pouring water over each other’s palms to wash away the sins of the previous year is still alive and common, Songkran has bloomed into a huge festival with live music, tourism, and a whole lot of splashing.

Alex Jorge Viana, a good buddy of mine and a wonderful film maker,  gives us a taste of what Songkran is like in Thailand’s northern tourist haven~ Chiang Mai.

Alex Prof

 Alex shooting at us from the thick of battle

 

Check out  Alex’s video  A Day in the Life: Phuket to get a glimpse into what his stint teaching and beaching in one of Thailand’s top tourist cities was like.

Now put your splash goggles on, and get ready for

Songkran in Chiang Mai

 

Thanks for watching! If you like what you see then be sure to follow Alex’s youtube channel– Alex Abroad

J.G

Want to know about some more Thai holidays. Click here to learn about Loy Krathong- The Thai Full Moon Festival