Water Splashing Festival Songkran kicks off nationwide marking Thai New Year

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BANGKOK, April 13 – Thai New Year revellers started the Songkran water splashing festival with making merit in a morning alms-giving ceremony and the water fights began nationwide to mark the Thai New Year in the sweltering hot weather.

In Bangkok, Sukumol Khunplome, the minister of culture, presided over the opening of the Songkran festival at Siam Square to promote wearing the Thai style loincloth.

Source: MCOT

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