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Brightly colored prayer flags gently blowing in the wind outside the Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Buddhist worshippers come to sprinkle water on statues of Buddha, helping to ring in Songkran, the Thai new year. IMB Photo

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Thai Buddhists visit the Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to sprinkle water on statues of the Buddha, helping to ring in Songkran, the Thai new year. They believe this will bring good fortunes to their lives. IMB Photo

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During Songkran, the Thai new year national holiday, Thai Buddhists pour water on statues of Buddha. Throwing or pouring the water is meant to wash away bad luck from the previous year, and to represent purification and good fortune. As believers, we know that the only thing that makes us truly pure is the blood of Christ. IMB missionaries labor to share this truth with the nations. IMB Photo

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Buddhist worshippers pray and worship at the Wat Chedi Luang, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The most iconic ritual of Songkran, the Thai new year festival, is the pouring of water over Buddha statues to symbolize purification and the washing away of all sins and bad luck. Buddhism is the most prominent religion in Thailand. IMB Photo

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