Happy Songkran

2012 04 13 Songkran

The Thai new year, Songkran, kicks off here in Bangkok and around the country today.

It’s the nation’s biggest holiday, with many businesses shutting down through early next week. The period is known for its water fights, outdoor parties, and general craziness.

I probably won’t be posting much here for the next few days, but you can catch me on Twitter in the meantime.

To get a sense of the what the holiday’s all about, here’s a WSJ Southeast Asia Real Time slide show with some images of the revelry. And CNNGo has a Songkran overview.

(Image: Wikipedia.)

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