Songkhran is Thailand's traditional New Year Festival and today is the old New Year's Day. I'll pass over the modern versions of the water festivities and mention only the tradition that still survives in the villages. Thai children are brought up to respect their parents and to care for them as they grow old. On New Year's Day, the children note this by putting flowers in the cupped hand of parents and other seniors and pouring water on top, offering wishes for a long and healthy life. Times are difficult still for many and those who suffer cold winters may need some cheer. We can't send you water but we can show you some of the flowers that appear here at the end of the dry season. Happy Songkran!