Bangkokian wrote:Does this mean that the water throwing will begin one day earlier? ----- ye gods!
That depends on where you are. The official holiday is one thing, but different areas do their water splashing at different times, and different ways of doing the splashing.
In Pattaya sporadic water splashing usually begins on April 12 and consists of a few groups of the under five years old set with squirt guns that shoot about 3 feet. It gradually builds up daily until the "Big Day," April 19. In Pattaya it's been that way for many years and so far there has been no indication that anything is likely to change.
If anyone wants to know what to expect, have a look at last year's Songkran Report: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8443
This year will probably be essentially the same.
Also, on the final page of last year's report, aussie took the time to post several photos. Unfortunately, they were posted via Photobucket and, as most of us know, Photobucket no longer supports photo posting on web sites.