Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy New Year!

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Three months into the Christian New Year, it is easy to forget that not all nations and their populations celebrate the New Year on the night of December 31st. Here are a couple of New Year celebrations taking place this month in Bangkok, Thailand and Kolkata, West Bengal.

Songkran Festival, 13 April 2011 - 15 April 2011
The Songkran Festival takes place in Bangkok, Thailand. Songkran is a traditional festival celebrating the Thai New Year with street parties, water fights and feasting.

Nabobarsho Festival, 14 April 2011
The Nabobarsho Festival takes place in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The festival is a celebration of the Bengali New Year featuring decorations, street events and fireworks.

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