Water Wars Warning!
The crazy water throwing festival Songkran is about to start. I want to remind you that traditional Thai New Year will be celebrated all across Thailand on April 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th.
This year Thai New Year falls on a weekend, so the holiday has been extended. The Thais will take any excuse to take a holiday or party.
Down in Sin City otherwise known as Pattaya the water wars last a whole week and there is no escaping it!
Despite the Thai authorities saying they will be clamping down, there will still be many road deaths and injuries, health risks from contaminated water, plus the potential of violence, when things get out of hand. Most people want to enjoy Songkran but be warned, there are always some people who go too far.
This is the time of year when there is a mass exodus from Bangkok of both Thais and expat residents. We do not expect this year to be any different. I hope you enjoy Songkran but stay safe!
Below is a Songkran Survival Guide by The Thaiger…