Sharing Thai New Year Songkran Blessings at Delta Thailand
By DET Employee Relations - Published May 15, 2023
On April 7, 2023, Delta Thailand held our annual Songkran Festival at each of our plants to celebrate the Thai New Year and wish everyone a safe trip home for the 1-week long holiday.
After two years of COVID restrictions, we were finally open to meet and join the merit-making and traditional water pouring ceremonies together.
From early in the morning Delta people arriving for the day shift could offer candles, incense and flower garlands to the image of a Hindu Brahma god housed in our spirit house and pray for safety and prosperity in the coming year.
Here, we can observe the Thai tradition of merit-making to place offerings of food, drink or flowers into the alms bowls of Buddhist monks and receive blessings.
Later in the morning, the monks held a service in the Delta Plant 5 lobby with management participating in the rites and offering a full course brunch to the monks in appreciation of their blessing.
With the country reopened this year, the Songkran Festival was in full-swing with parties and huge water fights held around the country. Everyone at Delta enjoyed a well-deserved break to travel to our hometowns and visit family.