Countries throughout Southeast Asia are celebrating the New Year this weekend! Known as Songkran (สงกรานต์) in Thailand & Cambodia, Songkan (ສົງການ) in Laos, and Thingyan in Burma, the several-day celebration was once determined by the lunar calendar, but now regularly begins on April 12 or 13.

The event's festivities stem from Buddhist roots and vary from country to country. The most common ritual involves large crowds of people dousing one another with water. Other customs include lighting candles and incense at Buddhist shrines, making charitable contributions to the poor and cleansing icons of the Buddha.

Explore more photos from celebrations by tapping the blue location text above this image and browsing the #Songkran, #Songkan, and #Thingyan hashtags! Photo by @adhitsetiawan
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  • instagramCountries throughout Southeast Asia are celebrating the New Year this weekend! Known as Songkran (สงกรานต์) in Thailand & Cambodia, Songkan (ສົງການ) in Laos, and Thingyan in Burma, the several-day celebration was once determined by the lunar calendar, but now regularly begins on April 12 or 13.

    The event's festivities stem from Buddhist roots and vary from country to country. The most common ritual involves large crowds of people dousing one another with water. Other customs include lighting candles and incense at Buddhist shrines, making charitable contributions to the poor and cleansing icons of the Buddha.

    Explore more photos from celebrations by tapping the blue location text above this image and browsing the #Songkran, #Songkan, and #Thingyan hashtags! Photo by @adhitsetiawan

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