Thailand is currently celebrating New Year the way it does every year – with a big water fight. The three-day New Year period from 13 to 15 April coincides with the ancient Songkran festival, celebrated by throwing water on people.

During Songkran Thais roam the streets with water pistols or buckets, drenching random passersby to wish them well for the coming year. The celebrations in the northern city of Chiang Mai are particularly enthusiastic, going on for six days or more, making it a popular party for tourists.