Songkran MMXIX

The Songkran Festival is a national holiday in Thailand. It marks the beginning of the Thai New Year. The word Songkran is derived from the Sanskrit work samkranti, which means astrological passage. It is a time of cleaning, washing away the bad luck, misdeeds, and misfortunes from the previous year and starting anew.   New Road Guest…

Loy Krathong 2018

Loy Krathong takes place on the evening of the fullmoon, the 22nd of November 2018. Loy literally means ‘to float,’ while Krathong refers to the lotus-shaped receptacle which can float on the water. During the night, Thais will float their krathongs on a river, canal, or a pond lake. The festival is believed to originate…