Quite curious why you would see some of our staff members wear bright and colorful shirts today, especially Chef Mno and Chef Ead? It's Thai New Year! While we can't be in Bangkok attending the fun and festive Songkran Water Festival, we can certainly celebrate our own way here!
The tradition for this fun celebration is typically April 13-15, where most or all of Thailand will don colorful clothes, travel to be with families, have water fights as a way of wishing each other luck for the new year, and best of all, eat! The word "songkran" is derived from the Sanskrit word "samkranti," literally "astrological passage," meaning transformation or change. Beside throwing water at one another as a way to show respect, younger people often would pour water over the palms of elders' hands. On the same occasion, paying reverence to ancestors is also an important part of Songkran tradition. All in all, Happy Thai New YEar!