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New Year’s celebrations, South-East Asia

April - New Year’s celebrations in #Laos (Buddhist New Year), in #Cambodia (Bon Chaul Chhnam) and in #Myanmar (Thingyan Water festival)!
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The act of pouring water (pictured during Songkran April 13-15) as a show of blessings and good wishes is the New Year’s celebrations in some Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia) - http://www.backyardtravel.com/destinations

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A foreign tourist shoots water at a man to celebrate the water festival which marks the country's new year in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on April 13, 2012. The Laos new year, similar to Thailand's Songkran Festival which occurs at the hottest time of the year, is marked in a number of South and Southeast Asian nations and starts this year on April 13

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Myanmar (Burma), Sagaing Region, Lahe village, Naga New Year Festival, Naga man, Taungkul tribe wearing traditional headdress | © Jon Arnold Images

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Photo Feature Friday: Happy New Year!

13. April marks Happy New Year with #Songkran Festival in #Thailand #Laos #Myanmar and #Cambodia#

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Thai New Year. Sawadee Pii May

Sawadee Pii May - Thai New Year. Buddhist New Year is this is on April 13. This date gives rise to important celebrations that will last from April 13 to 16, according to the cities. This is one of the most important holidays in Thailand since the beginning of the year according to the lunar calendar. Thais splash water Buddhas with veneration but also family and friends, the belief that water away bad luck and purifies.

Thai New Year. Sawadee Pii May

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Laos, Prabang - PiMai Celebration ©MichelGotin

Easia Travel, DMC in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar

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