April 13th marks the start of the Thai, Lao, Burmese and Cambodian New Years! Festivities include throwing water, decorating sand with flags, setting animals free, and offering thanks for the Buddah’s teachings. We found some beautiful images that have been shared to Instagram throughout South and Southeast Asia, as well as other countries, of the celebrations so far.

Thai New Year - Songkran Festival

Lao New Year - Songkan

Burmese New Year - Thingyan

Cambodian New Year - Chaul Chnam Thmey

Photos by @teeruuk_hi, @imanonae, @toxictakkie, @angoonangoon, @stilllifela, @kanyakmn, @daniel_gh, @zaidzainal, @nochiee & @camdynarliss.