Songkran is the traditional New Year in the Thai Calendar. It is celebrated usually between the 13th to the 15th of April (often a few days before and after too).
Songkran is also known as a massive water fight festival especially famous in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand. Thais and foreigners roam around the old city in tuck-tucks and trucks throwing buckets of water on everyone on sight. The presence of a moat around the old city makes it easier for everyone to fill their buckets.
Originally, splashing water is meant as a symbol of washing all of the bad parts of our life away. However, now it’s mainly for fun.
I spent the day walking around with my camera and got back home soaking wet and covered with a mix of chalk and water.
This photo above however is from last year, on Khao San Road in Bangkok. It was the pre-party (1 day before) along with elephant shows and all. You can imagine the chaos during those 4-5 days just by the photo.
Stay tuned for more Songkran photos in a few days!
Sawat Dee Pee Mai!
I spent the whole day walking around with my camera in the middle of the crowd and realized that a good ziplok bag with some rubber bands attached on the lens is enough to avoid the camera from getting wet. I did not have a single drop inside and got many buckets thrown at me. No need to spend so much money on expensive covers!
Things I love:
Songkran Festival and Water fights
DIY tricks and items
The feeling of being dry back at home