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 week ago
Thailand kicks off watered down new year festival amid government warning - Reuters, 1 week ago
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 Standard, 5 days ago
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 Standard, 1 week ago
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.com, 1 week ago
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. "DNA, 1 week ago
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