This is a Bangkok Post video aimed at foreign viewers and future tourists. It takes a positive, light-hearted view of the popular festival, but some of the comments from foreign viewers are not so positive. What do you think?


Thai people celebrate Songkran Festival in Thailand. Songkran is the official Thai New Year Celebration. People throw water at each other while others are singing and dancing in the streets. It is said to be the BIGGEST water fight in the world. This happens 13-15 April every year. I wonder if any other countries have unusual official New Year holidays? If your country does then share it here for all of us to enjoy. Happy Songkran!

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Ten types of people who don’t want to be splashed with water such as "the pretty pleaser" & "the big bully" & how to splash’em & the five stages of being splashed: denial, anger & final acceptance.

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The winds have come and Sanan Luang is the place to be, so tell the kids to put away their computers, tablets and mobile phones and let them have some real fun.

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