Bangkok School of Management wanted to take the time to inform you that we were closed between the 9th of April to the 16th of April for the the Thai New Year, Songkran. And have re-opened today, the 17th of April. Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. An important event on the Buddhist calendar, the water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. We hope that you had a happy, prosperous and safe New Year break and enjoyed your holidays!
Songkran in Thailand is officially observed between the 13th and 15th of April (three days national holiday), although in reality, celebrations often last the entire week! This legendary multi-day water festival that happens all over Thailand. According to older Lanna customs, Songkran would be the time to ask for forgiveness from the elders of the family for any misbehavior and improper attitude on the part of the younger members of the family during the prior year. Nowadays, the focus of Songkran is to have fun and relax and submerse yourself in the water fights around the country! While the gentle customs of former times may have changed, the motto remains the same; get wet, stay cool, and enjoy one of Thailand’s most frenetic and fun festivals.
Bangkok celebrated Songkran this year with these events: