Staying Sane at Songkran

Songkran celebrations allow tourists to experience part of the rich, ancient traditions and rituals of Thailand. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts.

Do Feel free to donate alms to monks

  • Remember to use waterproof or Ziploc bags to protect your belongings if you’re participating in water fights.
  • Say ‘Sawatdee Bpee Mai’ (watch this video to learn other useful expressions used during Songkran festival) to the local people and watch them smile. It means Happy New Year in Thai.
  • Drink lots of water and keep hydrated. The heat can be overwhelming.
  • Watch young children and keep them close at all times. They could get lost in the crowd.

Don’t Hurl water at moving vehicles. This can cause accidents

  • Drench anyone who doesn’t want to participate in water fights. Be especially careful with the elderly, monks or young children.
  • Throw ice or water that is not clean.
  • Get annoyed if you are inadvertently doused with water. Bear in mind that Songkran is all about water so try to be patient.
  • Wear clothes made of expensive material.

#Credit Source  : Air Asia’s on- flight magazine.

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7 Responses to Staying Sane at Songkran

  1. Waty 16/11/2016 at 15:00 #

    “Get annoyed if you are inadvertently doused with water. Bear in mind that Songkran is all about water so try to be patient”

    …these remind me of spiritual cleansing ritual in Sabah, which conducted by old folk (leader) at local village. The ritual is more less similar, they also use water (blessed) to sprinkle to people who’s participate. They done it on every year of 7 July…might be there is meaning behind 0707

  2. Stormy 13/04/2014 at 11:48 #

    Hi Kru Mod Ka please tell me what จุบุ means na ka !!!!:)

    • Mod 20/04/2014 at 22:05 #

      Apologies for my late reply. จุบุ is a new way to say “kiss kiss” 🙂

  3. K7 08/04/2014 at 22:47 #

    It does not say to beware of drunken motorcycles and avoid travelling on the road particularly at night

  4. Jason Hall 05/08/2011 at 15:31 #

    Mod, you fly Air Asia? Wow, now I feel like a Prince flying on Air Asia.

    • Mod 11/08/2011 at 15:56 #

      There are only 2 airlines going to my hometown; Air Asia and Nok Air. There is no difference which airline to go for;)

  5. Ellery 11/04/2011 at 21:56 #

    Don’t hurl water at moving vehicles.

    I sure wish someone told this to the half-dozen kids, who flung buckets of water into my face today, while I rode down the highway on a motorbike at 60kph on my way back to Chiang Mai from Pai!

    Sawatdee Bpee Mai Mod!

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