Songkran Festival also known as Wan Lai Festival, is when the heat in Thailand intensifies once the month of April comes.
People of old were wise enough to initiate the Songkran Festival to cool themselves off the heat and celebrate it as the Thai New Year. In the central region, the festivel is usually held on the 13th,14th and 15th of April
While in the East there is a difference as the water throwing activities commence on the 16th or 17th ,18th or 19th.
Pattaya City hold its Sonkran Festival annually on April 19th with activities such as water pouring for the elders, processions and the fun of dowsing and another with water, a time for Thais and foreigners alike.