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. Celebrating the Thai New Year on the Gulf of Thailand.
(Photo Credit: M. Lehmkuhler)
The Songkran Water Festival. A fun way to cool down in Thailand’s hot season.
(Photo Credit: John Shedrick)
This kid means business! Songkran excitement in Bangkok.
(Photo Credit: fabulousfabs)
Songkran water fight! Get your super soaker ready.
(Photo Credit: Richard Shaw)
Songkran is buckets of fun for the family.
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Children join in the Songkran fun in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
(Photo Credit: Kazuhiro Nakamura)
Children pay respects to their elders – a Songkran tradition.
(Photo Credit: Jeff McNeil)
More children at play during Songkran, the world’s biggest water festival.
(Photo Credit: Christopher Jensen)