Wednesday 29 March 2023

World-famous Songkran Thai New Year celebrations and where to celebrate


The biggest and most important of Thailand’s annual festivals, the world-famous Songkran Thai New Year is a time when family comes first, respect is paid to seniors, and people visit the temples to take part in traditional ceremonies. It is officially observed as a three-day national holiday from 13-15 April, although there are some locations that stage unique local festivities a little later.

Songkran Festival was named by the International Festivals and Events Association ASIA as one of the three major festivals of Asia in 2021.

Here are some of the key locations to celebrate Songkran in Thailand:

Central Region

SIAM Songkran Music Festival
12-14, 16 April 2023 at Urban Yard RCA, Bangkok
Ban Nong Khao Songkran Festival 2023
12-16 April 2023 at Wat Intharam, Tha Muang District, Kanchanaburi
International Amazing Splash 2023
13-15 April 2023 at Chula Soi 5 (Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park and Stadium One), Pathumwan, Bangkok
Tai-Yuan Songkran Festival 2023

13-15 April 2023 at Wat Khlong Suwankhiri and Khu Bu Community Market, Ratchaburi
King Rama II Memorial Park Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 15 April 2023 at King Rama II Memorial Park (near Amphawa Floating Market), Samut Songkhram
Suphan Buri Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 15 April 2023 at Mueang Suphan Buri District, Suphan Buri
GCIRCUIT Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 16 April 2023 at CentralWorld, Bangkok
Sangkhlaburi-Mon Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 18 April 2023 at Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi
Phra Pradeang Songkran Festival 2023
21-23 April 2023 at Phra Pradaeng City Hall, Samut Prakan

Eastern Region

Sand Pagoda Ceremony on Songkran’s Lai Day 2023
16-21 April 2023 at Bang Saen Beach, Chon Buri

Northern Region

Song Nam – Oi Tan Ceremony, Songkran Si Satchanalai 2023
8 -12 April 2023 at Si Satchanalai Historical Park, Sukhothai
Lampang Salung Luang Songkran Festival 2023
8 – 13 April 2023 at Clock Tower Intersection and Wat Pong Sanuk, Lampang
Songkran and Sawan-khalok Food Festival 2023
11 – 15 April 2023 Mae Yom Riverside, Wat Sawang Arom, Sukhothai
Flowery Shirt Songkran on Khao Tok Road 2023
12 – 15 April 2023 at Clock Tower Roundabout, Wat Thai Chumpon, Muang District, Sukhothai
Thai-Myanmar Friendship Songkran Festival and Thai Boxing
13 April 2023 at Moei Riverside, Mae Sot, Tak
Tak Songkran Festival 2023
13 April 2023 at Tak Sub District Municipal Office, Tak
Paweni Pi Mai Muang Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2023
13-16 April 2023 at Chiang Mai Municipality, Chiang Mai
Songkran 2023 in the City of 4 Rivers
13-16 April 2023 at Wat Woranat Banphot (Wat Kop), Nakhon Sawan
Khao Nor-Khao Kaew Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 17 April 2023 Lan Pho Community Market, Ban Daen, Banphot Phisai District, Nakhon Sawan
Den Chai Songkran Festival 2023
16 April 2023 at Mae Phuak Riverside opposite of Wat Sri Kirinthararam, Den Chai District, Phrae
Pai Songkran’s Lai Day Festival 2023
20 – 21 April 2023 at Pai District, Mae Hong Son

Northeastern Region

Dok Khun, Siang Kaen and Khao Niew Road Songkran Festival 2023
8 -15 April 2023 at Bueng Kaen Nakhon and Sri Chan Road, Khon Kaen
UD TOWN Songkran Festival 2023
12 – 16 April 2023 at UD TOWN, Udon Thani
Grand Isan-Nong Khai Songkran Festival 2023
12 -17 April 2023 at Wat Pho Chai, Nong Khai
Udon Thani Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 15 April 2023 at Nong Prajak Public Park, Udon Thani
Manopirom Beach Songkran Festival 2023
13 -15 April 2023 at Manophirom Beach, Wan Yai District, Mukdahan
Khao Pun Road Songkran Festival 2023
13 -15 April 2023 at Phaya Si Sattanakharat Courtyard, Nakhon Phanom
13-16 April 2023, at Central Plaza Korat, Nakhon Ratchasima

Southern Region

Hat Yai Midnight Songkran 2023
12 – 13 April 2023 at Niphat Uthit 2 and 3 Road, Hat Yai District, Songkhla
Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Nang Dan Songkran Festival 2023
13 – 15 April 2023, at Sri Thammasokaraj Public Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat

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