Goodness gracious, Thai-ness hotness!
For anyone reading this who is in a location other than Thailand, where the change of seasons can be experienced, it’s often hard to describe the feeling – to outsiders - of experiencing the Thai climate. The easiest way to articulate it is by using the comparative adjectives starting with hot, hotter and frankly, the hottest. The concept of snow in Thailand will never be a thing and the rainy season comes in heavy monsoon flashes, generally speaking, during May/ June to October. Luckily the Thai New Year, known as Songkran, is a somewhat aquatic and festive period where there is a bit of splashing of water, to say the least. The noun of Songkran comes from Sanskrit, meaning change or transformation, primarily takes place on 13th April, every year and extends into a holiday period including 14th, 15th and 16th. It is usually custom for natives and tourists alike to throw, shower, splash and often drench buckets of water at each other. This celebration happens countrywide and in specific regions within the capital city of Bangkok. Be aware that normally around popular tourist areas, such as Silom, 5 km of road is sectioned off and punctuated with fire trucks, ready to soak willing revellers in the sweltering heat. The Khao San Road is also a chosen spot for many tourists looking to cool down, join in and have a beer or two. At The Knowledge, as you can imagine, we will be embracing and celebrating Songkran with our students and friends by having a mini event on Thursday 12th April, at our school and popping into the city also to join the fun. We hope to see you there! Happy Thai New Year – from The Knowledge