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Elephants have a splashing time during the Songkran Water Fest...

An elephant sprays tourists with water in celebration of the Songkran Water Festival in Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, Thailand. Songkran, or Thai New Year, is a Buddhist festival and the kingdom’s most important public holiday. The word Songkran is ... The Telegraph UK, 1 month ago

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Thai junta campaign sees drop in new year road carnage

The number of people killed on Thailand's roads during the country's traditional new year week dropped by more than ten per cent following a junta campaign to end the annual carnage. The kingdom has some of the world's most lethal roads, with accidents ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Thais soak in new year with nationwide water fight

Hordes of revellers armed with plastic water guns poured onto Thai streets today for a second day of watery warfare to ring in the kingdom's traditional new year. Known as Songkran, the Thai holiday is celebrated by paying respect to elders and sprinkling ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

The world's 10 weirdest festivals

India is known as the land of festivals. We have Holi, festival of colours, we have Diwali, the festival of lights, we have Eid Al-Fitr. What we don’t have, however, is the festival of baby jumping or of cheese rolling! Yes, these are actual events marked across the world and as Thais get sprayed by elephants in a water fight to mark the Songkran festival, we take a look at the world's quirky, colourful - and downright bizarre - events.  They may not be to everyone’s taste, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Elephants soak passers-by ahead of boisterous Thai holiday

Trained elephants sprayed motorists and passers-by with water in Thailand's old capital city of Ayutthaya today to welcome in the Buddhist New Year, known as "Songkran. "
 DNA1 month ago
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