Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thailand's Songkran Celebration from Novica United on Vimeo.
Thailand's Songkran Festival  by Judd Watts
In Chiang Mai, where Novica's Thailand office is based, the Songkran water frivolities become at their most intense around the towns moat. Several weeks before the festival, the city authorities make a valiant attempt to cleanse the moat of all foulness. They are motivated by the knowledge that many young locals, joined by intrepid young backpackers will be diving into, or being pushed into the murky water.
Kids take to the streets with water pistols and super-soakers, making a dry passage through central Chiang Mai almost impossible. Anyone is fair game, except monks and pregnant women! Watch this video to get a taste of this happy mayhem.

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