FUN IN BANGKOK
Loi Krathong Festival
Full moon night of the 12th month. (normally sometime in November)
Participants put , coins, candles, flowers and the like into a Krathong.
Which is then put into the water. (lake, river, Ocean)
A thousand twinkling lights will light up the water, representing hopes and dreams.
It's a family thing that is quite fun to watch.
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, April 13th, 14th, 15th,
In Pattaya, the madness goes on basically all week.
Its the Thai New Year! It's a big celebration which has turned into one big water fight! Throw water, put water in water guns, pump it, shoot it, in car windows, moving motorcycles, at and on everything and everyone! It is a little crazy but a lot of fun. Bring your prickly heat, your skin will be soaked for days.
Originally, children would pour water on the older people and invite them to give them their blessings, now it is, as mentioned, the biggest water fight on the planet.