For the Buddhist New Year (Songkran in Thai), the Thais show their respect by pouring a little water on the hands of the elders and on any Buddhist representations. The festival of three days (April 13-15 2014) is also transformed into fun-filled water fight.
Armed with water guns and water containers, travelers and natives including children throw water upon others, which symbolizes cleansing and rejuvenating of their bodies. There is no exception in this festival but obviously everyone understands the real meaning of this event.
All pictures above are taken from google images