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songkran dates 2020?

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Good afternoon.
I was wondering if anyone could please help me?
I wish to come to Thailand on holiday April next year and also for songkran.
Does anyone  please have the dates for songkran next year as I wish to make sure I have booked the correct dates with the flight and hotels
Thank you so much

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Songkran is on fixed dates.

Official holidays 13. to 15. April.

 

13. to 15. April 2020: Mon, Tue, Wed!

Super long weekend.

So there will be absolute traffic/travel nightmare starting latest on Fri, April 10.

 

Local festivities can span wider.

Pattaya final street madness on Sunday April 19.

More than a whole week "partying".

 

Where do you want to stay for Songkran?

I don't know all the regional differences (additional events before/after official holidays).

Edited by KhunBENQ

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SONGKRAN is a fun time for first and second timers. The challenge is knowing where to go and where not to.  I was lucky my first Songkran was in 97 so it was not the big tourist thing that it is now.

 

My suggestion is to talk to people here and find out the best location I am not sure that Bangkok is that location>

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Time to start looking for cheap flights again :unsure:

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2 hours ago, brommers said:

Hello Clive. Yes the dates are set and are not changed although there can additional holidays added at the discretion of the govt, which occurred this year. If you have not been here for Songkran please be ready for collective silliness combined with some fascinating cultural events, and just accept that you will be wet for many hours each day. It is a most enjoyable time that some never accept and most embrace. Do not be put off by the grumpy old farts.

 

Having lived in Chiang Mai for well over a decade I now happily avoid the main party areas because "been there done that" but it is wonderful to see many happy faces, young & old. This city probably is the best place to participate in the daytime craziness and then dry out & recharge in the evening. You will not regret experiencing what is an expression of collective joy. Except for a handful of congenitally miserable folk.

+1  Avoid it myself now, but great fun for a newbie. Also great fun with the kids.  Recommend Mad Dog bar on the moat.  Easy to take refuge inside the bar & be an observer, when tired of the fun 🙂 

Edited by Samuel Smith

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22 hours ago, Clive said:

Does anyone  please have the dates for songkran next year as I wish to make sure I have booked the correct dates with the flight and hotels
Thank you so much

13th to 15th April every yer, some places 13th April only.

 

Thais celebrate New Year on same date as the original European New Year was, before moved to April 1st, and later to January 1st; but that was long time ago. Those that continued, back at that time, to celebrate the new year at April 1st were called "April fools", if that rings a bell...🙂

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10-16 April ... you'll be fine and wet enough

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I have high hopes the drought next year will deliver us from this evil Songkran

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