Phuket, Thailand – 2016: Angsana Laguna Phuket will celebrate the Thai New Year in style with the traditional Songkran Festival. It will be a day of endless fun with an exhilarating water fight at Xana Beach Club to top it off.
The Songkran or Thai New Year is one of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals. The New Year’s celebrations will take place from the 13th to 15th of April across Thailand. During this time of celebration, the whole of Thailand commemorates the occasion with a spectacular water festival alongside traditional cultural shows and Buddhist ceremonies.
Angsana Laguna Phuket in collaboration with XANA Beach Club will celebrate the Songkran Festival, on Wednesday, 13th April 2016. The festival will start at Angsana Laguna Phuket, where associates and guests alike will gather for a celebratory religious session at the Loy Krathong Bar, followed by a water blessing ritual at the Poolside Garden. The pouring of fragrant water over the hands of elders is a symbol of paying respect and washing away bad luck for the year to come.
The festivities then continue with a long drum parade, water war, Muay Tab Jak Boxing performance, Miss Songkran Contest and a delicious BBQ Thai buffet lunch at XANA Beach Club.
The word Songkran means “a move or change in the astrological position of the sun” symbolised through the sprinkling of water and hand cleansing for good luck in the New Year. Taking place during the hottest period of the year, Songkran is a fun way to cool off. After the traditional water pouring ceremony, also known as Rod Nahm Dum Hua, the water throwing commences! In recent times, the ceremony has evolved into spontaneous water fights all over Thailand.
“By showcasing the traditional Thai way of life, with its colourful and vibrant festivities, we hope to provide our guests with lasting memories” said Brian Connelly, General Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.
Few hotels in Thailand celebrate the New Year in such a traditional and cultural manner. Hence, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Xana Beach Club would like to invite guests to experience an authentic Thai Cultural living with plenty of water and lots of fun.
A BBQ Thai buffet lunch will be served at XANA Beach Club, cooked from natural heat sources, at Bangtao Beach from 11.30AM until late afternoon. It is priced at THB 850++ per person, and includes a plethora of Thai cuisine, meat, seafood, a wide array of deserts and fruit as well as a Live Station.
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