Songkran is a centuries-old festival which marks the beginning of the traditional Thai new year. It is a unique fun-filled event during which we splash others with scented water.
People enjoy Songkran in Bangkok.
Freed from routine work for a few days, Thais take the time to perform various rites designed to show respect to their forebears and senior members of the family. Highlights include sprinkling the hands of their elders with scented water, pouring the water on Buddha statues and joining in family reunions.
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