Every April the residents of Koh Phangan gather is Thongsala to celebrate the Songkran Water Festival, or Thai New Year. You will enjoy joining the locals to welcome the wet season to Koh Phangan with wild and wet revelry that has become synonymous with the Songkran Festival.
Thongsala becomes the host of a village wide water fight where people playfully douse one another with water guns and buckets, transforming this picturesque village into a water playland.
If you prefer a more stoic celebration you can experience the Songkran Water Festival by taking in traditional performances at one of Koh Phangan's many temples that celebrate Songkran with live music and traditional dancers.
Koh Phangan cultural rules Koh Phangan, much like any other place in the world has cultural rules that those visiting should know at least a little about. Koh Phangan cultural rules should be known by those visiting the island because not knowing them could end up causing problems, not only with insulting the locals but with the police as well (legal issues).
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) With all of the parties and festivals happening in Koh Phangan each month, it can be easy to overlook the Songkran Festival in Koh Phangan. It is actually one of the largest festivals in the world and Thailand's largest yearly festival. The festival is held each April and is three days long. The festival is also known as the water festival of Songkran and residents and tourist's flock to the grounds to participate in this celebration of the Thai new year.