Roxie Faye Posted April 15, 2008 Share Posted April 15, 2008 [color=#9933ff]Well, today is the last day of the Thai New Year ([URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_New_Year"]Songkran[/URL]) celebrations, which go from April 13-15 every year. So, I thought I'd post a little about it. Around this time, the weather in Thailand is sweltering, and so appropriately, the festivities of the New Year are centered around water. Oh okay, it's a giant three day water fight. Tourists and locals alike are the "victims" of pranks, and I'm even seen photos from the Bangkok Post of elephants getting in on the water fun. However, there are also religious and cultural aspects to the holiday. People visit temples and pay homage to elders and family. Often, the crowded streets of Bangkok (most traffic congested city in the world - a 20 minute ride takes 40 minutes in Bangkok traffic) are rather empty as people leave the city to visit family back in the countryside. Personally, I've always wanted to go during this time, but I guess that'll have to wait a few more years, lol. So, what do you think?[/color] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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