The Songkran Festival in Celebrations – The Biggest Festivals During the Traditional Eastern New Year

Malaysia is one of the most colourful nations in the world where culture is concerned, and the nation is at it’s most beautiful around the time of the traditional new year, known as Songkran.

The Songkran Festival| Img by: JJ Harrison via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

What is Songkran?
Songkran is the traditional new year that is celebrated through most of Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, North-East India, Sri Lanka, and parts of China. This period commences when the sun moves through the Aries constellation.

This state is situated towards the northwestern coast of the Malaysian Peninsular and consists of parts. It’s one of the best places to be during this time because of two particular festivals.

Penang International Food Festival
The food culture of this state is quite famous, and this is why the Penang International Food Festival attracts hordes of devoted attendees. This festival brings together the finest street food Penang has to offer, along with the cuisine of the most elite fine-dining establishments.

Penang Songkran Water Festival
This is one of the most widely recognised festivals in the world, where everyone takes to the streets to engage in a nation-wide water fight. All kinds of travel entities, such as tour agents In Sri Lanka along the likes of My Prime Trip Powered by Hemas Travels would experience an influx of Thai travel during this time.



Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+