Songkran is the traditional New Year’s festival in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries. It is typically celebrated from April 13th to 15th and is known for its water-based activities and celebrations. Songkran is derived from the Sanskrit word “samkranti,” which means “astrological passage.” It is a time for people to come together and celebrate the new year, as well as pay respects to their elders and ancestors. The festival is traditionally marked by the throwing of water, which is believed to symbolize the washing away of bad luck and the start of a new year. Songkran is also a time for people to visit temples and make merit, as well as participate in traditional ceremonies and rituals. In recent years, Songkran has become a major tourist attraction, with celebrations taking place in cities and towns throughout Thailand.