The Songkran festival is celebrated from April 13 to April 15 in Thailand. It is a traditional Thai New Year's Day.
The word Songkran is a Sanskrit word. It means the passage of the sun from one zodiac sign to another. When the sun enters the sign of Aries The Ram is called Major Songkran and this day is celebrated by the Thai with excitement. This event is also nearly relevant to the Vernal Equinox. In the past, it was very common to celebrate New Year at the time of the Vernal Equinox.
The Songkran celebration is identical to those of the Chinese Ching Ming, the Indian Holi Festival, and the Christian Festival of Easter.
The date of the Songkran festival was now fixed on April 13 but later on, the date was taken out by astrological calculations. If any of the festivals fall on the same date then the Songkran festival may be extended. The Songkran festival is celebrated as an official holiday in Thailand.