Every culture celebrates the new year with their own unique custom. And in Thailand, that custom happens to include a large scale water fight. Seriously.
Nina Ragusa with the Huffington Post explored it this year, finding herself in the Old City of Chaing Mai, celebrating the holiday. The tradition symbolizes the washing away of impurities from the year past, and beginning the new year with luck. The tradition honors the the ritual of pouring some water over statues of The Buddah, but it’s since expanded to reach the rest of the crowd
The elderly raise super soakers, and the children just grab handfuls of water to throw at passerbys. There are even live musical performances around the city, and the singers can activate water cannons to douse the audience. And you better believe there was some serious drinking being done.
Trust me, this is where I’m heading next year. This looks like the funnest New Years ever. Learn more about it yourself, right here.
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