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Celebrating the Thai New Year with Songkran

By John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012

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The Songkran Festival that coincides annually with the Thai New Year is, among other things, a no holds barred water fight that has left many an unsuspecting tourist scrambling to find a towel. Traditionally, young Thais have long celebrated the lunar new year by seeking the blessing of their elders by pouring scented water over their hands (and bathing images of the Buddha), after which all bets are off and a good-natured aquatic battle ensues.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Thailand Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Thailand.

Photo courtesy of Wyndham via Flickr.

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