thai-new-year-samuiHaving fun is a big part of Thai culture, and having fun amidst scorching heat is no exception. The hottest month of the year, April sees the entire island of Samui go bananas in friendly water fights and street parties that last nearly a week.

Discover the best Songkran Eve Dinners, the most delicious Songkran Day BBQ Buffets, Pre-Songkran Parties, Dinners with traditional Thai Dance Shows and much more here on Samui Good Eating .


What is Songkran?

Songkran stands to be the most popular festival of Thailand that marks the beginning of the new solar year and the start of the summer season as well.

This year, it will officially start on April 13, (although some cities start off celebrating this festival a few days before) and the celebration continues for three to five days, based on the location.

Conventionally, friends and family celebrate Songkran by splashing water on each other in the form of a wish for a year filled with blessings and by visiting temples.

All these years, the holiday has come out to be a water fight across the nation and a great reason to party and travel. So make sure that you book in advance before you hit the road since the trains and buses along with the hotels are packed with both international and Thai Travelers during the Songkran period.

Head over to to find out more about the Songkran tradition and to get some useful tips.