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Thailand is one of the countries in Asia that has many tourist destinations, culinary, to events that attract the attention of Asian and foreign tourists. One of the events that attract tourists is the Songkran Festival which is a traditional Thai New Year. The Songkran Festival is regularly held every year on April 13-15.        

The Songkran celebration is rich with symbolic traditions. Visiting local temples and offering food to the Buddhist monks is commonly practiced. On this specific occasion, performing water pouring on Buddha statues and the young and elderly is a traditional ritual, representing purification and the washing away of one's sins and bad luck. As a festival of unity, people who have moved away usually return home to their loved ones and elders. Paying reverence to ancestors is an important part of Songkran tradition.

The holiday is known for its water festival. Major streets are closed to traffic and are used as arenas for water fights. Celebrants, young and old, participate in this tradition by splashing water on each other. Traditional parades are held and in some venues "Lady Songkran" or "Miss Songkran" is crowned. where contestants are clothed in traditional Thai dress.

If you want to experience the excitement of Thailand in April, here are some tips to prepare before you join the Songkran Festival:

Dress Code                                                        

Wear comfortable clothes and bright colors like you want to go to the beach. T-shirts, shorts, and sandals are the right outfit for you to wear during the water festival. Avoid clothes with thick and white materials. For women, you can use a crop top to make your appearance look fashionable

Accessories

Don't forget to wear sunglasses, the choice of sunglasses with unique frames can make your appearance more stylish. During the water festival, it's better to use a small, simple and waterproof bag to store all your valuables. Don't carry too much stuff and stay alert while you are playing water wars.

Waterproof Camera Bag / Holder

Apart from having fun and participating in the Songkran Festival, one of the main purposes of coming to this event is to take photos and create content for social media. Prepare a waterproof camera bag/holder, to keep your camera safe during the water festival.

 

Wow, can't wait to join the Songkran Festival. For those of you who haven't been able to go to Thailand this year to experience the sensation of this event, just come to Central because we are having Central Songkran Festival. Get discounts up to 40%, get Cash Discount Coupon IDR 100,000 with min. purchase IDR 1,500,000 for Permata Credit Card and extra 400 The1card points with min. purchase IDR 1,500,000. Shop all the needs for the Songkran Festival only at the Central Department Store.

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