Widely known as being a fun-filled three days of water fights and laughs, Songkran is the Thai New Year and subsequent celebration that takes place every April 13th. Officially, Songkran is observed as a three day national holiday, but often times the celebration lasts for nearly a week.
Traditionally, Songkran was a festival spent with family “spring cleaning” and part of this aspect was the cleaning of the images of Buddha in the household. The water used to clean those images was then regarded as blessed and sprinkled on friends and family for good luck as well as paying respect and bringing good fortune.
These days, Songkran has become popular as a full-on water fight, with people using water guns, buckets of cool water, and even garden hoses to soak passersby and wish them good luck. This year, however, the fun does not stop in the streets. In fact, the good times overflow here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.
During Songkran, Santosa will host a few special events and activities to usher in the Thai New Year. One of the most interesting activities during the Thai New Year will be our traditional Muay Thai class. Muay Thai is a traditional Thai combat sport that requires practitioners to be strong both mentally and physically. It is an essential boxing class and a wonderful workout.
In addition to the Muay Thai class, Santosa Detox & Wellness Center will also host a variety of games to inspire a fun-filled Songkran celebration. A bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone, and our various games and activities are sure to bring out the winning spirit in our participants.
Once the festivities have died down, rehydrate with a fresh coconut or a refreshing juice from our juice bar. We also have a wonderful on-site sauna to enjoy as well as an ice bath. If you are hungry after participating in the day’s Muay Thai class or other events and activities, pop into our wonderful vegan restaurant to nibble on a snack or partake in a meal. Our restaurant features outstanding views of the below Kata Beach neighbourhood, but more importantly, offers delicious plant-based, vegan cuisine that not only tastes great but is innovative in presentation, too.
Come and celebrate Songkran with us at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center. Located high in the hills above Kata, ours is a tropical oasis surrounded by lush trees and plants. We offer all sorts of events and activities and well as wide variety of detox and wellness programs. There has never been a better time to kickstart your health and fitness regime, and we are here to help and encourage you along the way. Here at Santosa, we take great pride in creating a nurturing environment with a supportive community. Come and visit us. We promise you won’t regret it.
To learn more about the available events, activities and detox programs available at our detox & wellness center in Phuket, simply fill out the enquiry form below. A member of staff will be in contact with you soon after to answer any questions you might have and to suggest a program that is right for you.
We look forward to ushering in Songkran and celebrating the Thai New Year with you!
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