When is Songkran in Thailand? Songkran festival will take place April 13th through the 15th, a festival that is the country’s traditional New Years Eve celebration.

The Songkran Festival is also known as the Thai New year or Thailand Water Festival, originally celebrated as a way for the Thai people to sprinkle water on their family members and elders for good fortune and pay their respects to images of the beloved Buddha. Today, the festival has transitioned into 3 days of water play fun, splashing locals and visitors alike with buckets of water, water hoses and super soakers as they gather in the streets.

The annual Songkran Festival, previously held on dates that were dependant on the Thai lunar calendar, is now commemorated on the same 3 days every year, however the celebration typically begins before and end several days after the official holiday.

If you’re considering traveling to Thailand for Songkran (Thailand’s Water Fight Festival 2015) be prepared to get soaked having the time of your life in a fun and exciting water fight (all in good fun). The Thai New Year always takes place in the hottest time of the year, so it’s the perfect time for water play; you’ll feel like a kid again. Everyone will get it on the fun (at least those brave enough to gather in the streets), spraying, dropping water from above and splashing each other. While a lot of the water will come from the usual water guns, hoses and buckets, wetting down passerby, there are party goer’s who will drive around with 44 gallon’s of water, catching everyone by surprise; it’s all in good fun and a fun way to cool off.

Hua Hin is the closest seaside location to Bangkok and the perfect place to celebrate the Thailand New Year. Hua Hin is a beautiful place to celebrate the Songkran festival with its sand sculptures located at the beach house retreat, particularly breathtaking during the evening hours.