It’s New Year!!, Thai style! Here are some pictures from the festival outside our office here in Chiang Mai. Itâ€™s 107 F. but you really donâ€™t mind the sweltering heat when your getting drenched. Wet, Wild and Wonderful â€“ says the Bangkok Post.
This festival, which lasts from April 13th to the 15th is celebrated all across Thailand â€“ but no where like here in the north. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Lampang have events and parades every day. Be prepared to get drenched and have a lot of fun. Where we are located, several stages have been setup for dancing and music â€“ the streets are full of people, loud music , water and traffic is at a stand still â€“ there are kids in the back of trucks with 55 gal drums of water, soaking everyone who walks by.
Water guns, buckets of water & water canons are your only defense, everyone has one â€“ join in the fun. Not a cloud in the sky, but today rivers of water are running down the curbs. You would swear we are in the middle of the monsoon season.
And did I mention the sweaters, tee shirts and pants â€“ wet and showing every curve, quite a show. You need to be here â€“ itâ€™s fantastic. â€“ Next time – plan your vacation in Thailand.