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Perhaps there are no other public holidays in Thailand that the people enjoy the feasts and activities to the full as much as the Songkran holiday. Lasting 3 days, from April 13 until 15, and in some places as long as 5-7 days, this much waited for the holiday celebrated nationwide is the traditional Thai New Year.

Songkran is the most popular holiday widely observed and participated even by foreign tourists. Over time the Songkran social aspect has come to be as prominent as its cultural and traditional aspects, its playful atmosphere is enhanced by the fun-filled “water war”, and various forms of delightful, colorful local performances, music and dances, entertainment, demonstrations, processions, beauty pageants, and food fairs. Smiles, laughter, and fun are all around!