Please be informed that our company will be closed during April 13 – 15, 2018 in celebration for Thai New Year’s Day festivities. We will resume to work on Monday, 16th of April.
Thai New Year Day is officially on April 13th of each year and it is known as Songkran or Water Festival stands to be the most popular festival of Thailand. The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions.
Mornings begin with merit-making. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practiced. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues and the young and elderly is considered an iconic ritual for this holiday. It represents purification and the washing away of one's sins and bad luck. As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is also an important part of Songkran tradition.
Songkran Festival starts on from the 13th - 15th of April as Thai public holiday which is known for its water festival. It is mostly celebrated by young people. Major streets are closed to traffic, and are used as arenas for water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other. Traditional parades are held and in some venues "Miss Songkran" is crowned where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress.