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PHOTO: Water Fights during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

People celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by soaking one another with water guns, water canons, or even by pouring buckets of water over one another

Thai New Year is celebrated with a four or five day holiday that falls in mid-April each year. The holiday, known as Songkran, is celebrated throughout Thailand, but Songkran in Chiang Mai is celebrated with true abandon. Festivities kick off at 6 a.m. at Thapae Gate, where Buddhist monks offer a blessing and join an alms-giving procession. Residents and visitors line the plaza, eager to place a gift of food, drink, or flowers into the alms bowls of the monks. These offerings are transported to the various wats...

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