Songkran celebrated with a soaking
The Pilbara Multicultural Association celebrated Songkran, or Thai New Year, at Cattrall Park last Saturday.
Songkran is traditionally celebrated by splashing water on one another, symbolising purification and the washing away of sins and bad luck.
There was hardly a dry garment to be found as people joined in the massive water fight.
Dampier Fire and Rescue Service joined in the festivities by creating a foam pit and soaking patrons with their hoses.
Participants blessed each other with chalk markings on their faces and bodies.
There were also Thai dancers, food, traditional blessings, and a best-dressed child competition.
Fun times in the foam pit.
Annabelle Lam, To Yuk Man, Lara Wang and Rain Liao.
Jun Awaran and Yuwadee Carlyon.
Kemain Kunnamaung, Dew Thepchakon, Kwanphi Teparot and Kim Theetarak.
Ryan Townsend, 2.