Songkran, The Thai New Year, is one of the most important holidays in the 13 – 15 April each year, in Thailand. Also known as the Thailand water festival, this festivity was originally meant for the Thai people to go back to their hometown and splash water on the family members and friends to keep them out of the back luck and to also pay homage to the images of Buddha.
Today the event has turned into a gigantesque public celebration and a giant water fight where everybody is splashing buckets of water on people.
Songkran is celebrated throughout the country and particularly in Chiang Mai and Phra Praokong, in the suburbs of Bangkok.
For those who can’t move out Hô Chi Minh City, The Saigon Outcast organize his Songkran Water Festival with top DJs, food, water guns, water balloon, sumo wrestling and coloured paint.