The last three days Koh Chang was the scene of one big water festival. Starting on the 13th of April the Thais celebrate their New Year.
The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns (sometimes mixed with mentholated talc), or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby.
This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival. Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors.
On the 22nd of this month we at DivingScool are all diving for Dive for Earth Day! On this day we will do a coral conservation program as well as a Project AWARE program with some kids. We still have some spaces left on the boat so those of you who want to join us, contact us via mail.