Make a big splash and get a soaking for good luck!

The Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year where families and friends gather together to visit temples, sprinkle water on Buddha deities and on each other to wish good luck. This quickly turns into people roaming the streets with containers of water or supersoakers and positioning themselves at the side of roads with garden hoses in order to drench anyone that passes! The more water you have thrown over you the luckier you are!

More on the Songkran Festival by Somewhere in the world today…

Picture: Songkran 2011 Water Festival-12 by Aung@, on Flickr

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    Getting wet isn’t Ollie...Moon’s favorite thing, but they would totally
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    Happy Songkran Festival, Thai Peopleeee! wish i was there with my hostfam :’(
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    Happy Lao New Year my fellow Laotians~ :)
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    This is what I meant by the water fights! Happy Songkran!
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    Dousing is a custom not only in Europe!
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    that is AWESOME!
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    happyyy songkran:D