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Most Jews will get their fill of hand-washing at Friday and Saturday seders, but anyone else seeking a water break might want to trek to Silver Spring for Wat Thai’s celebration of Songkran, the Thai new year. The spring holiday, sometimes called “the water festival,” features a kind of divinely sanctioned water fight: Monks cleanse the statue of the Buddha and wash their own hands with lustral water, while others playfully spray their friends with not-so-holy H0. Visitors can also listen to a Thai sermon, watch traditional dancing, and dine on Thai food. Songkran runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wat Thai, 13440 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. FREE. (301) 871-8660.(David Plotz)