27 images Created 13 Apr 2013
Some photos from the 2013 Songkran party. Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year's celebration. It lasts for four days, April 13 - 16. Songkran is in the hottest time of the year in Thailand, at the end of the dry season and provides an excuse for people to cool off in friendly water fights that take place throughout the country. Songkran has been a national holiday since 1940, when Thailand moved the first day of the year to January 1.