Celebrate Songkran day with Patara!

05/04/2019

Celebrate Songkran day with Patara!

Songkran Day is the Thai New Year festival, it is one of the most important days in the Thai calendar. At Patara, we are celebrating this festival by transforming our restaurants into Thai temple fairs, full of lively music and exquisite food.

This day is celebrated by pouring water over elders, monks and Buddha statues, which is seen as showing respect and seeking blessing as we pass into the new year. This is why the celebration is also commonly known as the Thai water festival. The word Songkran itself is derived from the ancient language Sanskrit, which translates to moving into and passing on.

Each restaurant will host its very own blessing stations, so you can take part too. Our hosts are available to explain the traditions in more detail and how this day is celebrated in Thailand.