Songkran 2018 Latest updates and information

The biggest festival of the year in Thailand is undoubtedly Songkran. This is also the traditional Thai new year and is celebrated every year between 13th and 15th of April. The following are news items about this major event as reported in both the national and international media. The latest news will always be posted at the top of the page. Please bookmark and come back for more updates and pictures.


The traditional Thai Songkran holiday takes place between 13th and 15th of April every year. However, some areas of Thailand celebrate Songkran on different days. For example, the Mon people celebrate the week after the rest of the country. So, it is possible to get two or three rounds of water fights if you so wish. Songkran is celebrated in every village, town and city across the country. But sometimes, organized events can be more fun if there is a lot more people. The top picture is of Songkran on Silom Road in Bangkok. The above picture is a foam party in front of CentralWorld in Bangkok.


  • This year, Songkran will be a five day public holiday from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th April 2018.
  • Banks, government offices including Immigration, and national museums will be closed during this holiday.
  • Shopping malls, markets and supermarkets like Big C and Tesco Lotus will be open as normal during Songkran.
  • Some small family run shops who operate independently or have stalls in places like MBK or Chatuchak Market might close during the holiday. There is no way of predicting how many will close.
  • All tourist attractions are open as normal

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