Tag: Songkran Festival 2019

What is Songkran?

Songkran is considered as the most popular of the many festivals in Thailand. Songkran or the Thai New Year, in its purest form, is a religious festival steeped in Buddhist and Brahman traditions. Songkran (สงกรานต์ in Thai or संक्रांति in Sanskrit) is a Sanskrit word for ‘a move’ or ‘a change’  marking the end of… Read more »

WATCH: Foreign Diplomats greet Thais Happy Songkran

The Ministry of Culture and Embassies in Thailand posted a Youtube video of diplomats from different embassies in Thailand greeting Thais a HAPPY SONGKRAN. Among those included in the video are diplomats from United States of America, Australia, Bharain, Cambodia, Canada, China, Sweden, Finland, Indonesia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Libya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Panama, Philippines,… Read more »

No Songkran Festivities on Khao San Road this year

In a report by Thailand News Agency, Piyabut Jiwaramonaikul, President of the Khao San Road Business Association, said that business operators in Khao San Road agreed to the suspension of Songkran revelry in the area to pave way for the preparation of the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn. According to Piyabut, ” 2019… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts for Songkran 2019

Police General Chalermkiat Srivorakan, Deputy Director General of the Royal Thai Police presided over a meeting through video teleconference with the top brass at the Royal Thai Police Operations Center on Tuesday April 2, 2019 to discuss Songkran 2019. The General stressed out the need to tighten security in Bangkok especially in areas where tourist… Read more »