Traditional Thai New Year Celebrations begin from the 13 to 15th April and is known as Songkran. Just like most traditional cultural celebrations family members travel back home to celebrate with loved ones.
Water plays water plays an important role in the annual Songkran festtival, with the element representing purification and cleansing. As a sign of respect the younger members of pour water over the palms of the hands of the elders in the family. The nation of Thaliand takes this celebration seriously closing roads so that local residents can take part in water fights – the modern version of the tradition of splashing water on each other.
Celebrate Songkran in Doha
Although there are a limited number of Thai restaurants in Doha, there are quite a few options to celebrate Songkran this year as two new venues have joined in the celebrations.
Celebrate a refreshing Thai new year with flavorful food and live performances at Sabai Thai in one of Doha’s newest hotels.
Enjoy an authentic Thai 4 course Dinner from 7.00pm on 13th – 15th April 2016. Priced at QAR 250 per person.
You can also enjoy a special Brunch from 12.30pm on Friday 15th April 2016 – there will be Songkran water activities by the Pool, followed by the Bubbalicious Brunch with live Thai cooking stations. Priced from QAR 299.
For information and bookings call +974 4492 1652 or email [email protected]
The Grand Hyatt will be celebrating Songkran with a Thai New Year Gala Dinner on 13th April 2016. Priced at QAR 290 for the soft beverage package and QAR 399 for the special beverage package.
There will also be a special Songkran Chatuchak Brunch from on Friday 15th April 2016 from 12.30pm until 4.00pm a Isaan restaurant. Priced at QAR 280 (soft beverages) and QAR 399 (special beverages).
For more information and reservations call +974 4448 1250.
Celebrate Thai New Year or Songkran at Elements with Chef Ding’s take on Thai cuisine. Priced at QAR 245 per person for a 7-course sharing menu. Available from April 13th to 15th for dinner. For more information and booking call +974 4494 8600