Festival Songkran (Songkran) is a massive pouring water, using any means available – buckets, water pistols and other weapons. В течение 3-x hot days takes this crazy war, which is the highlight of the year. And the old, and young, all take to the streets and watered each other.
Pouring water is sacred ritual, which allows wash away sins, cleanse. On this day people poured Buddha statue, pray, Thanks to the senior monks and, radiate positive energy, benevolence and spirituality.
In Chiang Maye passes the real battle over water moat, which surrounds the old part of town. In the course of going guns, Hoses, bottles and buckets. San suk wan Songkran (Happy new year!) – shout participants and doused each other once again from head to toe. Portion of water will be waiting around every corner, you do not even have time to say anything. Поэтому, if you want to stay dry in these days, on the street is better not to show.
Люди, dressed in national costumes, march through the city, Buddha statues are, decorated with flowers. Girls dancing, men playing traditional musical instruments. At the same time,, people poured statues and all water procession in the name of renewal and purification, Congratulating, in this way, all a happy new year.
The full ulicah telezhek with tasty food and drinks. Installed throughout the city scene, from which there was a loud, catchy music, Voice DJs, Leading the crowd poured out of the hose, of special devices pouring foam or bubbles. Local authorities urged to abstain from alcohol for the holidays (a lot of victims and victims account for these days), but even the Thais can not give up beer.
The celebration takes place all over Thailand, but Chiang Mai is one of the craziest and vibrant venues for the festival.