Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Songkran Shenanigan's.....

We were fortunate to be able to plan our fist trip to Koh Lipe around 'Songkran' or 'Thai New Year'. 'Songkran Shenanigan's...the children had an absolute ball welcoming the 'Thai New Year' and what started as a water fight with our 'tourist' children vs the locals, our AWESOME foursome soon teamed up with the local children and declared war on the tourist's. An absolute highlight of their holiday...

The trouble maker gets his own back.....






Songkran Festival is the traditional Thai New Year celebrated on April 13th-15th. Thai Families and friends gather to celebrate by visiting temples, cleaning their houses, sprinkling water on Buddha images in reverence, and sprinkling water, talcum powder and shaving cream on each other's hands as an act of respect and wishing good luck and fortune for the coming year. Anyone who ventures out onto the streets is likely to get a thorough dousing of water, all in good fun, of course, but also quite welcome at the peak of the hot season, and  bonus.....you are dry within minutes.


In recent years, the tradition of sprinkling water has been interpreted by youngsters as a great excuse for a water fight, and our experience was more of a massive water fight with water guns, water pumps and hoses , shaving cream and talcum powder. What Fun.....

My cheeky children jumped onto the back of one of the resort's  buggy's after they had dropped tourists off to immigration...they thought it was a hoot..

 Unfortunately quite a lot of the European tourist's  seemed to disagree with this as they were very rude when the children squirted them, but hey...your in Thailand celebrating a national Thai holiday..so get with the program or holiday somewhere else during this festival!!! If you have children and are interested in a holiday to Thailand, then I would definitely recommend to visit during 'Songkran', your children will be talking about it for years to come.

Check out some of our colourful images below...don't you just love how language has no barrier???
Game on.....xx
 
Trouble...Troublemaker....xxx
New found friends...xxx





















Unfair advantage???


Watch out sexy Ladyboy......xxx



Fun and games with the resort staff...xx


The massage staff have some fun with the children, guess who came out worse for wear???
 
 









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