Samstag, 21. April 2012

Sawatdi pi mai! Happy Songkran!

Nowadays the new year starts in Thailand on January 1st. But the traditional new year is Songkran,  celebrated between the 13th and the 15th of April. Basically it's a huge waterfight where even scooters in Bangkok's crazy traffic are soaked with  huge buckets of water.  Besides this somewhat risky habit, the gentleness with which the Thais put chalk on each others faces is a most striking contrast.

Songkran in Bangkok
©Eike-Christian Heine
Songkran in Bangkok
©Eike-Christian Heine
Songkran in Bangkok
©Eike-Christian Heine
Songkran in Bangkok
©Eike-Christian Heine

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