Celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year) in the Heart of London this April, 12th-13th


Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of April 2013
12:00 – 20:00
St Martins Courtyard, Covent Garden, London, WC2E


The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is excited to invite you to join them in celebrating ‘Songkran’ – Thai New Year!

A week long, water filled event in Thailand, we promise to bring you a taste of Thai New Year fun across two days in the heart of London. St Martins Courtyard in Covent Garden will be transformed into Thailand, beautifully decorated with lanterns, water themed features including traditional blessings and a mouthwatering array of Thai food inspired by Bangkok’s famous street food culture.

You will experience a truly Thai welcome, colourful and fun entertainment, relaxing mini spa massages by Sranrom and of course there will be plenty of delicious Thai food and drink including street food carts selling snacks and dishes by SUDA Thai restaurant and Thailand’s very own refreshing beer Chang as well as Singha beer and Monsoon Valley Wine.

Delicious Thai Street Food, Bangkok

Or why not buy a Thai Taste meal kit so you can take the taste of Thailand home with you to enjoy too!

Be amazed by Thai fruit carving and sugar spinning, two traditional Thai crafts, and take your photo in an authentic Thai tuk-tuk pictured at the Grand Palace Bangkok to share with friends!

Plus, there is a chance to WIN a holiday for two to Thailand with Virgin Holidays and other prizes too with Thai Taste!

Follow the Songkran fun:

Twitter: @fanclubthailand #songkranlondon

Instagram: thailandreunited #songkranlondon

Facebook: facebook.com/fanclubthailand

The History of Songkran: Songkran festival takes place in cities and villages across Thailand from the 13th – 15th April each year and is a water filled, fun packed national event that commemorates the important role of water in Thai social, cultural and spiritual life. Songkran is celebrated during the peak of the summer heat wave in Thailand and traditional festivities include the bathing of Buddha images carried out at temples and homes across the country and children sprinkle water on their elders to pay respect. More modern celebrations have developed into large scale water fights from gardens and parks to busy streets and even from tuk-tuks as you make your way about. Visitors to Thailand are encouraged, and very welcome, to join in the fun with locals so if you are travelling to Thailand in April be sure to get involved and be prepared to get soaked!