Songkran is a Sanskrit word in Thai form which means the entry of the sun into any sign of the Zodiac. But the Songkran in this particular instance is when the sun enters the sign of Aries or the Ram. Its full name is Maha Songkran
The Songkran Festival is considered as the “Thai New Year.” Expect thousands of Thais on every street on this occasion. Count on water-dousing antics that you will remember for a long period time. April is generally a hot month in Thailand, because it signifies the country’s summer season.
During the Songkran Festival, you can immerse in a “complementary bath,” and you too, can give others a bath! Your kids will enjoy splashing other people with their water guns. You too, can have your take on the juvenile water gun.
Of the allfeasts and festivals in Thailand, which are many, the Songkran Festival is the most striking, for it is widely observed not only in this country but also in Burma, Cambodia and the Lao State.