Villagers in rural Thailand celebrate country’s New Year

Apr 13, 2018

Villagers in rural Thailand celebrate the country’s Songkran new year - with water fights and a procession.Residents danced and splashed each other with water as a pickup truck with the village chief and top monk passed by homes. Behind that was a large truck with a band playing music which blared from its speakers in Surin province in the Isan north east region.The locals wear floral shirts and sprinkle each other with water for good luck - a tradition which has evolved into water fights with bowls of water and water guns.Many tourists visit the country to take part in the spectacle in major cities.