Source: CCTV.com

04-15-2008 09:51

People in Thailand are enjoy a soaking good time for Songkran festival - the Thai New Year. Locals and visitors are gathering on the streets of Bangkok for a three-day water fight to celebrate the New Year.

People in Thailand are enjoy a soaking good time for Songkran festival - the Thai New Year.
People in Thailand are enjoy a soaking good time for Songkran
festival - the Thai New Year.(thefirst.cn)

The fun begins on the streets of Bangkok, where pitched battles are fought with buckets, water pistols and hoses in one of the world's biggest water fights.

These water battles are appreciated during the hottest month of the year.

Manuella Nozer, Swiss tourist, said, "Many people, much water and everybody is crazy."

Ian Ward, UK tourist, said, "It looks like a war, doesn't it? It's crazy fun. Fantastic. Good day out. I was here last year. It's crazy as well."

Although for many people the New Year water fights are just entertainment, It is based on a belief that water can wash away bad luck and usher in a prosperous year.

Songkran is one of the biggest annual celebrations in Thailand and is celebrated all over the country.

 

Editor:Zhao Yan