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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Songkran" (Thai New Year's week ) is here April 11-17!

In Thailand, the Thai New Year is marked by the week-long water festival known as "Songkran".  The splashing or dousing of anyone and everyone with water stems from the ancient Thai belief that the purity of water washes away evil & misfortune, replacing it with good luck, prosperity and happiness.  Needless to say, this is a much anticipated ritual during Thailand's hottest month!