Posts tagged Songkran

Celebrating Songkran Thailand 2019: Travel Video

Happy Songkran everyone! The new year celebrations of Songkran Thailand 2019 have just finished up a couple of weeks ago and I was in the country to celebrate that wild and wonderful holiday. Songkran is one of the world’s biggest and craziest water festivals in the world, similar to Myanmar’s Thingyan festival which I’ve also celebrated in the past. It marks the Buddhist new year for the Lunar Calendar and is a celebration that lasts three or more days. Thousands of people take to the streets and throw water all… Read More

Hospitalized During Thailand’s Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai

The fiery red protrusion on the back of my hand pulsated and throbbed like an angry volcano on the verge of erupting through the two dark holes in its peak — I had been bitten by a bulbous and shiny and demented creepy crawly something that could only have been birthed from the darkest corner of Hell. No, it was a sickness. A sickness that began with a hoarse cough, like a raspy old hound barking his last warning, the shaking cold sweats consumed me more than the dry Thailand… Read More

Survival Guide to Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Have you ever heard of Songkran? If not, you’re missing out. Songkran is the biggest water gun battle in the world — imagine World War III but with squirt guns and ice-cold buckets of H2O. If you have partaken in this end-all-be-all New Year celebration or have seen evidence of this epicness, you know exactly what it entails. If it was so damn awesome, how could one grow annoyed by Songkran in the country of smiles under the 100° heat of the sun? Depends solely on the outcome of the battle, and… Read More