Bubbly celebration for Songkran

Revellers in Bangkok having fun yesterday at a foam party, part of the annual Songkran celebration, the Thai traditional New Year. The three-day festival, which ends today, is celebrated by splashing water and putting powder on someone else as a symb
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Revellers in Bangkok having fun yesterday at a foam party, part of the annual Songkran celebration, the Thai traditional New Year.

The three-day festival, which ends today, is celebrated by splashing water and putting powder on someone else as a symbol of cleansing and washing away the sins from the old year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'Bubbly celebration for Songkran'. Print Edition | Subscribe