Thailand Songkran Water Festival 2024

03 April 2024

The Songkran Water Festival 2024 is set to take place from April 12th to April 16th at 20 renowned tourist places across Thailand.

Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year festival, celebrated annually in Thailand and several other Southeast Asian countries. It usually falls on April 13th-15th, though the duration of the festival can vary in different regions. Songkran is renowned for its water festival aspect, where people engage in water fights and splashing water on one another as a symbol of cleansing and washing away the past year's misfortunes, as well as bringing in good luck for the upcoming year. In addition to the water festival, Songkran is a time for family reunions, making merit at temples, paying respects to elders, and participating in various cultural and religious activities. It's one of the most significant and joyous celebrations in Thailand, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the schedule and locations for the Songkran festival in 20 provinces and cities, and famous tourist places in Thailand in April, aiming to provide information for travelers planning trips during this period.

Songkran Festival in the Northern Region




Festival Name

Main Venue


April 11-15

Maha Songkran World Water Festival 2024

Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue and Sanam Luang

Chiang Mai

April 4-20

Pawe Ni Pi Mai Muaeng Chiang Mai

Various locations across the province


April 7-13

Salung Luang, Kong Yai, Pi Mai Mueang Nakhon Lampang 2024

Lampang Museum, Clock Tower Intersection

Chiang Rai

April 12-13

Pawe Ni Pi Mai Mueang 

75th Anniversary Flag & Lamp Park


April 9-15

Songkran Song Kwai 2024

Mueang Phitsanulok, provincial capital of Phitsanulok


April 8-12

Song Nam - Oi Tan Ceremony Songkran Si Satchanalai

Phraya Lithal Monument, Si Satchanalai Historical Park


Thai Songkran Festival in the Central Regionn




Festival Name

Main Venue


April 12-17

Songkran Mon Festival

Wat Wang Wiwekaram in Sangkhla Buri District

Sing Buri

April 13-15

Songkran Ban Rachan Festival

Phikhao Ton Temple and Ban Rachan Retro Thai Market

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

April 13-15

Water Splashing with the Elephants

Si Sangphet Road


Thai Water Festival in the Southern and Eastern Region




Festival Name


Nakhon Si Thammarat

April 13-16

Maha Songkran Festival 2024

Mueang Khon Ron Chan Activity Si Thammasokarat Park, central Nakhon Si Thammarat shopping district


April 12-13

Midnight Songkran Festival 2024

Sanaeha Nusom Road, Thammanun Withi Road, Nipat Uthit 2 Road, Nipat Uthit Road, Chi Uthit Road, Hat Yai District


April 13

Songkran no Alcohol 2024

Songkran on Dibuk Road Limelight Shopping Center, Dibuk Road

Chon Buri

April 16-20

Bang Saen, Wan Lai Pattaya Festival 2024

Bang Saen Beach (April 16-17), Pattaya (April 18-20)


Thailand Songkran Water Festival in the Northeastern Region




Festival Name


Nakhon Ratchasima

April 12-15

Songkran Korat

Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima provincial capital of Nakhon Ratchasima

Khon Kaen

April 13-15

Isan Songkran Traditional Festival

Chaisi Temple

Udon Thani

April 13-16

Songkran Mueang Udon Thani Udon

Thani Museum, Prachak Silapakhom Park

Buri Ram

April 13-14

Procession of Buddha's robes to the volcano

Khao Kradong Park

Nong Khai

April 13-14

Songkran Nong Khai 

Pho Chai Village, Nong Khai District mueang

Nakhon Phanom

April 15

Songran Nakhon Phanom

Naga Monument and Phaya Si Sattanakharat event area

Songkran marks the Thai New Year, a time to honor family values, show respect for elders, and observe traditional rituals at temples nationwide. During this occasion, people engage in water splashing to symbolize good luck. While the festival is celebrated throughout the country, Bangkok particularly hosts vibrant festivities, having previously set a Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Water Gun Fight" in 2011, with nearly 3,500 participants engaging in a water gun battle for 10 minutes.

In 2024, Songkran officially extends for 4 days, from April 12th to April 16th. However, festivities in various provinces often start earlier and conclude later, extending from April 4th to April 20th.

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