One of Thailand’s biggest summer draws is without a doubt the Songkran festival. More readily known as the Thai New Year tradition of water splashing, the festival sees crowds flocking outdoors to splash one another amidst the summer heat. But underlying the fun, Songkran is all about harmony and community. Before youngsters take to the streets with their buckets of water, well-wishes are exchanged in homes as water is gently poured on elders’ hands, and solemn ceremonies are held at local temples. In Songkran, the water doesn’t just provide refreshment but also signifies the familial joy of a community where people’s lives flow together in harmony.