Anyone interested in foreign festivals could consider taking holidays to Thailand next week in time for the country’s annual Songkran celebrations.

Anyone interested in foreign festivals could consider taking holidays to Thailand next week in time for the country’s annual Songkran celebrations.

The Thai New Year festival begins on Monday (April 13th) and is a three-day party with water as a main theme.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Thai people throw water over their friends and tourists as a gesture of goodwill and a wish for good health and happiness.

Meanwhile, delicious foods are also a central part of the celebrations, with seafood, noodles, stir fries, soup and curries all on offer all over the country.

Surachet Patpun, a Thai chef, told the newspaper: “People in Thailand eat anything at New Year. They do not have specific dishes. It is not like in England, at Christmas say, when everyone eats turkey.”

People in the south Asian country often head to Chiang Mai, where fireworks are set off to begin Songkran and to drive out evil spirits. Day three is the main day for the food and water, holidaymakers may be interested to know.

Songkran is always held in April, which is the hottest time of the year in Thailand.

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