Songkran To Be Held Quietly This Year In Respect of The Late King

2017 April 01

Every April, Khaosan Road and Silom Road will be the venue for Bangkok's biggest celebration, Songkran. However, if you are planning on visiting the city this year to experience the celebration, you may want to take note of the changes. For your information, this year Songkran will be held from 13th ~ 15th April.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has stated that the party will be held in a more reserved way at Khaosan Road in observance of the mourning for the late king. Traditional activities such as water splashing, pouring water on Buddha’s image and giving alms to monks are still allowed but there will be no powder, no water guns, no sexy attire and no alcohol.


All entertainment activities such as playing of loud music and the Songkran beauty pageant contests will be cancelled this year. Festival goers are discouraged from dancing as well.

Besides Bangkok, there will be a float parade that will be held on April 8 at downtown Sukhumvit Road to show the culture of different regions of Thailand.

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