Thailand rings in spring with the worlds biggest water fight

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Revelers pass through barriers to enter Silom Road during, the Songkran "water" festival in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Bangkok, Thailand. The Songkran festival, also known as the Thai New Year or Thailand Water Festival, was originally celebrated as a way to offer good fortune to elders and pay their respects to the beloved Buddha. Today the festival has transformed into days of water fun, splashing locals and visitors alike with buckets of water, water hoses and super soakers as they gather in the streets. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)
Revelers douse each other with water during the Songkran "water" festival on Silom road in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Bangkok, Thailand. The Songkran festival, also known as the Thai New Year or Thailand Water Festival, was originally celebrated as a way to offer good fortune to elders and pay their respects to the beloved Buddha. Today the festival has transformed into days of water fun, splashing locals and visitors alike with buckets of water, water hoses and super soakers as they gather in the streets. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13: A zookeeper interacts with Tukta at Taronga Zoo on April 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The zoo's three female elephants were painted as they are in Thailand to recognise the Thai New Year. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revealers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revellers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. Guillaume Payen / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revellers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. Guillaume Payen / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revealers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People and elephants splash each other with water during the celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A reveller reacts during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Mahouts paint an elephant ahead of the celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province, north of Bangkok, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
A reveller reacts during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
Revellers react during a water fight at Songkran Festival celebrations in Bangkok April 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revelers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, known as the Songkran festival, on Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SILOM ROAD, BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Revellers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran festival, at Silom Road. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (knows as the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Thai boy walks passed a water pistol gun shop during Songkran festival. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Thai boys celebrate Songkran or water festival with their water guns at Tapae street. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Thai girls are splashed with water as they perform a traditional dance during Songkran Festival. Songkran festival is celebrated annually in Thailand as the traditional new year's day from April 13-15. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Soaked Thai girls dressed in traditional costumes take part in the parade of Songkran Festival. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Thais pour water onto a Buddha image during Songkran festival. Songkran festival is celebrated annually in Thailand as the traditional new year's day from April 13-15. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: Thais celebrate Songkran festival amidst a water splash at Tapae street. Songkran festival is celebrated annually in Thailand as the traditional new year's day from April 13-15. (Photo by Atid Kiattisaksiri/LightRocket via Getty Images)
AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: A Thai elephant during celebrate Songkran festival 2016 in Ayutthaya. (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created with a SJ 5000+ action camera with a wide angle lens.). (Photo by Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket via Getty Images)
People take part in water battles as they celebrate Songkran - the Thai new year - in Narathiwat, southern Thailand on April 13, 2016. Thais and tourists took to the streets throughout Thailand on April 13 to drench each other in the mass water fight that marks the country's new year festival Songkran, as authorities attempted to crack down on alcohol, topless dancers and other 'indecencies'. / AFP / MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)
AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: A family poses for a photograph with a Thai elephant during Songkran festival 2016 in Ayutthaya. (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created with a SJ 5000+ action camera with a wide angle lens.). (Photo by Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket via Getty Images)
AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND - 2016/04/13: A Thai elephant draining water from big water jar to celebrate Songkran festival 2016 in Ayutthaya. (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created with a SJ 5000+ action camera with a wide angle lens.). (Photo by Piti A Sahakorn/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Women pose for a selfie during water battles marking celebrations of Songkran - the Thai new year - in Bangkok on April 13, 2016. Thais and tourists took to the streets on April 13 to drench each other in the mass water fight that marks the country's new year festival Songkran, as authorities attempted to crack down on alcohol, topless dancers and other 'indecencies'. / AFP / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revellers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. Guillaume Payen / Anadolu Agency (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revealers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - APRIL 13: Revellers take part in a water fight as they celebrate the first day of the Thai Traditional New Year, knows as Songkran Festival, at Silom Road in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2016. The Songkran Festival is celebrated each year from April 13 to 15 (during the hottest month) in various cities across Thailand, the water throwing is a symbol of purification and cleansing. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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As spring descends upon us, the world begins to celebrate the arrival of warm weather and beautiful foliage.

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Thailand definitely wins the award for the most fun spring celebration, which also serves as their New Year's celebration -- a three day water fight called Songkran. Thousands of revelers douse each other with water and even painted elephants get in on the fun.

Despite the excitement and merriment, Thai authorities crack down on the festival, making sure there is no alcohol or indecent exposure to keep the festivities traditional and appropriate for all ages.

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