Water festival observed in Thailand amid major drought

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 4:39 PM

The festival runs from April 13-15. "Yeah, you got to see after the water for the farmers but people necessity to let off steam and have that once a year enjoyment and finding that balance," tourist Neil Russel said.

As the country faces its worst water shortage in two decades, with fourteen out seventy-six provinces hit, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has urged people to slice down one day of Songkran to rescue water. The festival runs from April 13-15.

"Yeah, you got to see after the water for the farmers but people necessity to let off steam and have that once a year enjoyment and finding that balance," tourist Neil Russel said. "I hope they manage to do it."

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