Thailand celebrates their traditional New Year’s Festival with a water splashing frenzy, so if you attend, leave your phone at home, unless it is waterproof! Nobody is spared as it is considered a blessing to be sprayed.
Symbolize: to be a symbol of something
Conjure: clever tricks as in magic tricks / to make something appear as a picture in your mind
Ritual: series of actions that are performed in the same way, especially religious ones