The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 15 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia, and the traditional throwing of water is meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad away and is sometimes filled with fragrant herbs when celebrated in the traditional manner. Loads of fun, but everyone is fair game to be soaked!
“Songkran. Ayutthaya, Thailand. 9” by James Antrobus. CC2
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