Songkran 2015 was once again a spectacular celebration of the Thai New Year, with over half a million visitors flocking to the country for the festivities.
Domestic tourism represented another 2 million people, with Thais travelling from all over the country for the festival.
Some of the largest parties were, as every year, held in Patong (Phuket), Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
It wasn’t all good news, with road fatalities standing at 251 on the fifth day of celebration and over 2,532 people injured. Motorcycles represented over 80% of accidents with drink driving being the Number 1 cause.
Often termed the “world’s biggest water fight”, the water-throwing festival originated as a way to pay respect to family members and elders, a symbol of cleansing and purification. Today it has evolved into the massive water battle that dominates streets all over the country.
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