BURIRUM 11 April 2014 — Buriram has held an age-old tradition during the Songkran holiday to pay respect to elders by pouring water on the their hands and asking for their blessings.
Thongchai Lueadul, the governor of Burirum, presided over the ceremony, during which local officials and merchants gathered to pour water on the governor’s hands and ask for his blessing as well as celebrating the Thai New Year.
Those attending the event included representatives from the Red Cross Society, local governmental officials, and merchants, who got together to pay respect to Mr. Thongchai and asked for his blessings.
Mr. Thongchai thanked all the well-wishers and reiterated that the Songkran festival itself has always been part of the Thai culture, and is the time when family and friends have a chance to meet up and enjoy the celebrations. He wished everyone well and urged all to enjoy the festivities.