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Song Kran in Chiang Mai

Celebrating the Thai New Year and my birthday

sunny 35 °C

Song Kran is the Thai New Year and the funnest part about it is the country wide water fight. No matter where you are, expect to get wet at least one day. If you're in Chiang Mai, it lasts about 5 in which case you get a bit tired of having ice water thrown at you from a pick up truck. On my birthday I wanted to look all pretty for my dinner so I stupidly wore a white outfit and of course, I had water thrown at me 5 times in the 10 minute walk. So guess what? I was soaked wet and the outfit went totally see through. The farangs were really rough with their high powered water guns and they go straight for your face. Thai people would often ask if they could pour flower water and then bless you as they did it. The water is to cool you down in the April heat so it all makes sense and there are lovely Buddha parades as well as a family day. The thai people will also smear this smelly powder on you and I'm not 100% why but it seems like a term of endearment.

Posted by Travelluv 20:56 Archived in Thailand Tagged water thailand chiang mai festival songkran

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