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Thai New Year (Songkran)

Those photos were shot in Chiang Mai (Thailand) in April 2005.­

I had the chance to be in Chiang Mai during Songkran, the Thai New Year (April 13th through the following week-end).­ During this holidays period, a Thai tradition consists in throwing copious amounts of water to others as a way to wish a happy new year.­ Chiang Mai's old defensive moat provide a endless source of water for the occasion.­

There is a good and detailed description and explanation of Songkran here: www.­flickr.­com/­photos/­toni_­uni/­sets/­72157604571404567