On April 13th 2013, Thailand celebrated its New Year also called “Songkran” or “Water Festival.
During The Songkran water festival Thailand sees thousands of people taking it to the streets with one aim, to get each other as soaking wet as possible.
The throwing of water originated as a way to pay respect to people, by capturing the water after it had been poured over the divinity Buddha for cleansing and then using this “blessed” water to give good fortune to elders and family by gently pouring it on their shoulder.
Water is also meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad away and calling the rain for future harvests. It is sometimes filled with fragrant herbs when celebrated in the traditional way.
At first and among young people the holiday evolved into throwing water at strangers to relieve the heat, since April is the hottest month in Thailand. Today the ceremony evolved into gigantic water fights on the streets.
This celebration can go on for up to six days in the biggest cities of the country.
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