From April 11 to 15, Phuket will celebrate Songkran — the Thai New Year. For the rest of Thailand, the festivities will be held from April 13 to 15. In the days of the holiday, a state holiday has been announced. Songkran is widely known for its massive ritual of dousing with water in order to wash away the negativity of last year. It is not necessary to pour water on a stranger from head to toe. It is enough to sprinkle the head and shoulders so you can wish them happiness in the new year.