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Children of Songkran

Children of Songkran

Splash! Whoosh! Sploosh!

In the middle of April each year, Thailand goes all out crazy in a wild water battle. The Songkran holiday is the Thai New Year. Water flies through the air. It soars out of buckets. Streams shoot of out water guns. Super soakers roam the streets.

While yesteryear’s Songkran celebrations may have been more serene, today’s Songkran festivities are a non-stop party. Have a look at some of Thailand’s children and its youngest visitors ringing in the New Year with a splash.

Songkran in Hua Hin

Songkran in Hua Hin. Celebrating the Thai New Year on the Gulf of Thailand.
(Photo Credit: M. Lehmkuhler)

Songkran Chiang Mai

Little warrior. Songkran in Chiang Mai.
(Photo Credit: Kazuhiro Nakamura)

Songkran Water Festival

The Songkran Water Festival. A fun way to cool down in Thailand’s hot season.
(Photo Credit: John Shedrick)

Songkran Bangkok

This kid means business! Songkran excitement in Bangkok.
(Photo Credit: fabulousfabs)

Songkran water fight

Songkran water fight! Get your super soaker ready.
(Photo Credit: Richard Shaw)

Thailand water festival

You can run but you can’t hide!
(Photo Credit: Laurence King)

Songkran Thailand

Songkran is buckets of fun for the family.
(Photo Credit: dolspics)

Songkran with children - Chiang Mai

Children join in the Songkran fun in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
(Photo Credit: Kazuhiro Nakamura)

Songkran children

Chilling out in the water barrel.
(Photo Credit: Kazuhiro Nakamura)

Songkran kids

Songkran kids dressed to impress.
(Photo Credit: John Shedrick)

Songkran with children

Children love Songkran!
(Photo Credit: Adrian Oliver)

Songkran tradition

Children pay respects to their elders – a Songkran tradition.
(Photo Credit: Jeff McNeil)

Songkran Festival children Chiang Mai

Bubbles! The Songkran Festival Chiang Mai.
(Photo Credit: Nicolai Bangsgaard)

Songkran children

More children at play during Songkran, the world’s biggest water festival.
(Photo Credit: Christopher Jensen)

 

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