Date: 04/03/2010 - 04/16/2010
Time: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Location: Phuket Thailand83000
Songkran is a Thai traditional New Year which starts on April 13 every year and lasts for 3 days.
Songkran festival on April 13 is Maha Songkran Day or the day to mark the end of the old year, April 14 is Wan Nao which is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok which the New Year begins.
At this time, people from the rural areas who are working in the city usually return home to celebrate the festival. Thus, when the time come, Bangkok temporarily turns into a deserted city.
The Songkran tradition is recognized as a valuable custom for the Thai community,
society and religions. The value for family is to provide the opportunity for family members to gather in order to express their respects to the elders by pouring scented water onto the hands of their parents and grandparents and to present them gifts including making merits to dedicate the result to their ancestors.
The elders in return wish the youngsters good luck and prosperity.