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Thailand: Thousands take part in water fight to celebrate Thai New Year02:42

Thailand: Thousands take part in water fight to celebrate Thai New Year

Thailand, Chiang Mai
April 13, 2017 at 12:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scores of Thais and foreign tourists splashed each other with water on the streets of Chiang Mai, Thursday, to celebrate Songkran - Thailand's New Year Water Festival, where people all over the country participate in huge water fights.

The three-day festival marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

People sprayed and threw water using buckets, water hoses and super soakers on their family and friends, bringing them good luck for the new year. Monks also blessed people by sprinkling water over their heads. Tourists also got involved in the water fights alongside locals to Chiang Mai.

Thailand: Thousands take part in water fight to celebrate Thai New Year02:42
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Scores of Thais and foreign tourists splashed each other with water on the streets of Chiang Mai, Thursday, to celebrate Songkran - Thailand's New Year Water Festival, where people all over the country participate in huge water fights.

The three-day festival marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

People sprayed and threw water using buckets, water hoses and super soakers on their family and friends, bringing them good luck for the new year. Monks also blessed people by sprinkling water over their heads. Tourists also got involved in the water fights alongside locals to Chiang Mai.

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