Songkran 2021 goes ahead but with ‘no water splashing’ rule

Thailand’s Songkran celebrations will go ahead this year but with a strict ‘no water splashing’ rule.

The annual water splashing festival which marks the Thai new year was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

With falling cases and the vaccine roll out underway, ministers believe Songkran 2021 will be safe. However, the traditional water fights and splashing have been banned.

Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said that water splashing, foam parties or any other kinds of wet events were not allowed this year.

He said that they involve close contact with large numbers of people which could lead to a spread in Covid-19 infections.

There won’t be much water splashing fun this year so here’s a splash-back to Songkran on Soi Cowboy in Bangkok in 2019…

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