The Joyful Splashing of Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival
Every year from April 13 to 15, the Songkran festival, marking the traditional Thai New Year takes place across Thailand. In addition to visiting local temples, people flock to the streets to take part in wide-ranging water fights. The throwing of water has traditionally been a sign of respect and well-wishing, as revelers hope to wash away bad luck.
Article by Alan Taylor, senior editor at The Atlantic.