Another year, another Songkran festival on the island. pretty much the same as every year with long queues at the ferry piers when people arrived on the island and even longer queues when they all decided to leave at the same time on the same day. In between, lots of throwing water from mid-morning until late afternoon coupled with a big temple fair at Klong Prao temple.
Some photos of water throwing from White Sand beach and , down in the more laid back south-east of the island, where things are a bit more traditional.
One big change this year from the previous few years is that there won’t be a ‘Songkran 2’ event at the end of April, as apparently there’s no money in the local authority coffers to put this on. For the past few years this has been held a couple of weeks after Songkran, and consisted of a big parade of decorated floats plus a big water fight. It was the time when locals and hotel staff , who had been working over the real Songkran break, could let their hair down.