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Songkran - Thailands New Year 2018

Where:   All over the country, Thailand
When:    Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.
Every year in start April, Thailand and its neighbor countries Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia celebrates the start of the solar year which is called Songkran in Thai. The celebration takes place all over the country and the most beautiful is in the north part of Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai.

From the religious aspect the holiday is celebrated in the temples and from the national aspect in the cities streets. The holiday evening is dedicated to house cleaning and throwing old unnecessary staff; according to the religion such objects can bring bad luck. During the holiday, the celebrators arrive to the nearest temple wearing their best cloths. They bring offerings and holiday's traditional food to Buddha. 
Traditonal Thai dance
Traditonal Thai dance, CarniFest Online Photo © All Rights Reserved

The believers hold a religious ceremony of washing the saint Buddha statue. An integral part of the holiday events are street parades with dancing and music groups. One of the known effects of the celebration is the habit to splash water on each other.

The celebrators splash water on every one familiar or not so if you happened to be there, take into consideration becoming totally wet. You can't stay indifferent or dry in this fiesta. This is an unforgettable experience.

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Event related information
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Tourism Authority of Thailand
1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi ,
Bangkok 10400, THAILAND
Tel: 6602 250 5500 (120 automatic lines)
Fax: 6602 250 5511

Bangkok travel information
Dialing code: 2
Longitude: 100.51667°
Latitude: 13.75°
Thailand information address: Tourism Authority of Thailand 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi , Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: 662 250 5500 , TAT Call Center 1672
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Thailand country details
Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Myanmar (Burma).
Capital: Bangkok
Currency: baht (THB)
Voltage and Frequency: 220V 50Hz
Dialing country code: +66
Language: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects.

Thailand background and overview:
A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy. In alliance with Japan during World War II, Thailand became a US ally following the conflict. Thailand is currently facing armed violence in its three Muslim-majority southernmost provinces.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]