Aside from the rich culture of Thailand, there is another reason why tourists flock to country every April. To begin with, the country enjoys the bounty that comes with the rainy season. However, especially now that summer is approaching the expected number of travellers visiting Thailand rises.
Every April, Thailand celebrates one of its biggest festivals – New Year! This event is called Songkran in the Thai language. It is the country’s way to spread kindness, compassion, and gratitude. It is also a period of change (the translation of the word Songkranmeans ‘astrological passageway’ that is derived from a Sanskrit word that means moving forward), where the use of water signifies cleansing oneself from all the mistakes from last year.
In case you missed last year’s celebration, here are some things you can look forward this April!
- For a fresh start, opt to clean your homes. With Samujana, just ask your Villa Manager and all the cleaning is easily taken care of without taking any of your precious time.
- Creating pagodas out of sand means good merit as bringing sand inside the temple premises means it can be used to restore the temple. So after a relaxing time at your villa, you can go straight to the nearest temple to bring some sand you got at the nearby shore.
- Of course, water activities are the main highlight of Songkran, but did you know there are several other traditional happenings and performances you can enjoy while in Thailand. In Phra Pradaeng District which is also known as a site for culture, spectators are treated to the best of the Songkran activities. There is the exciting water splashing at the same time you can experience other authentic Thai acts such as traditional parades.
- There are also beauty pageants where contestants wear the most intricate Chut Thai costumes.
- You can also receive merits by offering alms to the monks, and also sprinkling water to monks and Buddha images. In addition, listening to the preaching is another authentic Songkran activity.
- For those who want to engage in friendly water fights with locals and other tourists alike, then Khao San Road is the place you should visit. Bring your most sturdy, colourful water guns and be ready to defend yourself against ice-cold water. Be wary, it can get crazy fun!
- In Silom (Bangkok), guests can enjoy the view without getting soaked that much. But pay close attention to any fire trucks as they sure want to include you in the merrymaking!
Your Songkran Stay at Samujana
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Samujana also cares about the experience of every single member of your family. And this summer we take care of your KIDS for you!
- KIDS STAY FREE – no extra-charge for extra beds
- KIDS EAT FREE – during family meals
- FREE welcome pack including colouring books, games and stationary
Terms and conditions:
* New bookings only. Stay dates 1st – 30th April 2019.
* Maximum three extra beds per villa, subject to availability.
* Maximum of three extra children.
* One free children’s meal for every two adults dining.
* Offers applies on kid’s menu only.
* Applies to four, five, six, seven and eight bedroom villas only.
* Applies to children 12 years old or younger.