– Everyone’s a target during water fight on Koh Phi Phi

From: DirectRooms
Published: Tue Mar 08 2011

The water fight is part of the festivities for Songkran which is the festival that marks the start of the New Year held annually from 13th to 15th April. During the events relatives usually present gifts to one another and people sweep their entire houses clean to make way for another year. Over the events people often go to the temple to pour water over Buddha images or on monks as a way of cleansing and praying for good luck in the next year.

Following traditional customs the water that is poured is collected and then carefully poured over family members to bring prosperity and good fortune while extinguishing any bad luck. It’s from this process that the present day water fights can be seen all over Thailand and are now re-enacted by Thais everywhere.

People are likely to become a victim of a soaking the moment they head out from Koh Phi Phi hotels although the spirit of the festival is very much based on fun and visitors from all over the world will be welcomed to join the carnage.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: "Thailand’s warmest month is also it’s busiest in terms of bookings at hotels as tourists and locals travel to take part in the New Year. Booking early is essential for anyone planning on staying on the island at this time."
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