In Thailand, “Songkran” is a Thai New Year which starts on April 13 of every year and lasts for 3 days. Songkran means “movement” or “changing” since it is believed that the sun will move into a new sign of the Zodiac on this day.
Songkran is also called “Water Festival” and on this day, Thais splash waters onto one another in a polite and joyful spirit in middle of the hottest month of the year to wash away all negativity.
This family festival includes a lovely ritual whereby the younger family members pour scented water over their elders’ hands, and they in return, wish them good health, happiness, and prosperity.
In our Bangkok office, this beautiful culture is continued with a small ritual we perform whereby our team members poured scented water onto our Managing Director and Directors. Who in turn wish the youngsters good luck and prosperity, thereby keeping this wonderful tradition alive and moving us all closer, and making our working relations flow seamlessly like the scented water.