The Songkran Festival, which has its roots in India, takes place in mid-April, which is the hottest month of the year in Thailand.
It is also celebrated in Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos. A three day holiday, it runs from 13 to 15 April.
One of the highlight of the modern day Songkran Festival is the splashing of water. Thais and foreigners alike roam the streets, plashing water on each other.
Traditionally speaking, Songkran was a time to visit and pay your respects to elders – family members, friends, neighbors, and monks. Many people also visit Buddhist temples to pray and make offerings to monks.
Pictured here is Songkran being celebrated on the Southern Thai island of Phuket. Thanks to our friends at Indigo Pearl for posting this fun filled image on their website.