13 apr. 2008

Happy new New Year!

The Thai New Year (Thai: สงกรานต์ Songkran) is celebrated every year on 13 April to 15 April. It is also celebrated in Laos (called pi mai lao or 'Lao New Year' in Lao), Cambodia, Myanmar (where it is called Thingyan), and by the Dai people in Yunnan, China. Sri Lanka also celebrates a similar festival called Sinhalese and Tamil New Year on the same dates. The same date is celebrated widely throughout the Indian subcontinent, albeit based on the astrological event of the sun beginning its northward journey. These pictures are taken in Khon Kean (Isaan) north east Thailand, Songkran 2006. click to enlarge.

Corp. Dj-ingen Photography 2006-2008

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2 kommentarer:

the donG sa...

you've got funny shots. nice set. looks like the Philippines' San Juan fiesta.

Pat sa...

Dude, there is a pecker in that bucket!! Good stuff, I enjoy your work.