The fun and games of the Songkran festival in Thailand are to take place over the weekend.

The streets of Thailand will be awash with water over the weekend as people head out to take part in the Songkran festival.

Celebrated across the country each year, the festival is held to mark the start of the new year and traditionally sees people heading to Buddhist temples to offer gifts and money to the monks living there.

But the most famous aspect of the festival is the huge water fight that take place across the country and see children and adults alike heading out to throw water at passers by.

As April is the hottest month of the year in much of Thailand, the water often comes as welcome relief and provides a lot of fun and excitement.

While most of the country celebrates the event between April 13th and 15th, the events in Chiang Mai are particularly famous and often go on for six days.

People from across Asia as well as the UK and the US are expected to travel to the country to join in the fun.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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