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 House presents Songkran MMXIX! Don’t miss out the most lit celebration in Thailand! Come join and celebrate with us! Prepare that empty belly for a day of water splashing war and fill yourself with our tasty, savory, mouthwatering barbecue buffet, ice cold refreshing fruit punches, festive and lively music, and a bucket and an unlimited supply of ice freezing water ammunition for only 400 THB net.
Friendly Reminders to Everyone!
- Expect to get wet, very wet – Only wear clothes you’d be okay with if they got ruined.
- It’s going to be extremely hot – April is the hottest month of the year, wear your sunscreen.
- Carry your belongings in a waterproof bag – Cash, wallet, passport, anything that shouldn’t get wet.
- Keep your items secure – Expect a huge crowd and beware for pickpockets.
- Be smart – Don’t throw water at young children, the elderly, monks, police, or shoot someone in the face.
- Keep safe – There is a lot of drinking going on and deaths from drinking and driving are at highs especially during Songkran. This goes for walking down the street, be wary and watch out for cars
- Keep it clean – Cameras and Videos are everywhere now. There is always some drunken person that becomes notorious for lewd behavior or undressing. This is not acceptable in Thailand, don’t be ‘that guy/girl.’
- It’s going to be busy and crowded – walk if you can or use public transportation if you must.
- Avoid motorbikes – people will throw buckets of water into the face of drivers. This can lead to losing control and crashing.
- Have fun and smile! This is a time for celebration, enjoy it.
Prepare your water guns and buckets! It’s time to get wet!