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Southeast Asia Celebrates Songkran, the Traditional New Year

For more photos and videos from Songkran Celebrations, browse the #Songkran hashtag.

Starting this Sunday, communities in Southeast Asia celebrate the Southeast Asian New Year, widely known around the world as Songkran (สงกรานต์). For centuries, people in places like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (also known as Burma) have marked the starting of a new year with this three-day festival.

Rooted in Buddhism, the events held during Songkran vary from country to country. The most common ritual involves large crowds of people taking to the streets to douse one another with water. Splashing water stands as a religious symbol of bringing good fortune to others, but nowadays it is often taken up for pure enjoyment as well as light relief during the region’s hottest month of the year. Instagrammers taking part in the festivities gear up with water guns, goggles, bathing suits and, of course, waterproof smartphone cases to capture the excitement. Other customs include visiting Buddhist shrines to pray, bringing food to monks and cleansing statues of Buddha.

This is great film making.

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Pug Photosynthesis

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Pug Photosynthesis

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Jenny Holzer, part of her Truisms series.

Jenny Holzer, part of her Truisms series.

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Mmmmm

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"When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them."

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Biodegradable cigarette filters with flower seeds. Save the Planet, Kill Yourself.

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enolajay:

indie-moonlight:

beben-eleben:

Biodegradable cigarette filters with flower seeds.
Save the Planet, Kill Yourself.

^ this comment at the end is powerful and accurate

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Shang’s journey to self discovery as told by me

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Archer’s Burgers. Season 4 ep. 1

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