Head to Thailand during their most celebrated Songkran Festival that marks the Thai New Year on April 13 and experience the fun-filled water parties. The tradition of tossing water at other celebrators during this festival is a ritual that symbolises imparting blessings. Various events have been planned as a part of Amazing Songkran Experience festival 2017 that will take place at Benjasiri Park in Bangkok between April 8 to 13, 2017; where all tourists and locals can enjoy the memorable Thai New Year. The event will showcase unique local experiences, colourful parades that highlight the myths and culture associated with Songkran festival, and provide an insight into some of the fascinating Songkran traditions from every part of Thailand.
Visitors will get a chance to wear Thai costumes and take selfies. One can participate in workshops and learn to make Thai scented water and flowers. Also, pay respect to the Buddha image and experience the ceremony in which respect is paid to elders through the pouring of water onto their hands by younger family members. Songkran related snacks and desserts from all regions of Thailand will be served, like Khao Chae – steamed rice in jasmine-scented iced water served with savory accompaniments and many more which will enable visitors to get a taste of the vibrancy and variety of the kingdom’s cuisine. There will be many cultural performances and local edutainment activities like Thai Blind Boxing, Thai chilli paste making and a Miss Amazing Songkran International Beauty Contest.