THAI Maintains Thai Traditions During Songkran Festival 2018


Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) will join in conserving Thai traditions and culture during Songkran Festival 2018. To celebrate the festival, THAI flight attendants will dress in national Thai costume from the reign of King Rama V of Thailand and THAI ground staff will welcome passengers with Rod Nam Dam Hua and Song Nam Phra activities whereby passengers will be asked for their blessing and have an opportunity to pour scented water over Buddha statues.
Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, THAI Acting President, said that THAI, as the national carrier, has continually supported Thai heritage conservation during Songkran Festival. In the past, THAI flight attendants and ground staff have worn attire made of Thai silk and colorful flowered shirts to mark Songkran. This year, in response to the Government’s policy to support the conservation of Thai culture, THAI encourages its employees to wear traditional Thai attire every Tuesday.  The Company recently held the “Revival of Traditional Thai Culture” event, where employees were asked to wear traditional Thai attire to work for the entire week in an effort to promote wearing traditional Thai clothing in everyday life. During Songkran, a THAI flight attendant will dress in traditional Thai costume from the reign of King Rama V of Thailand on 40 domestic and international THAI flights on routes such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Yangon, from now until 30 April 2018.
THAI check-in counters at Suvarnabhumi Airport will be decorated with Northern Lanna flags (Tung) while Thai scented water and fragrant white clay powder will be used in decorating the Royal First and Royal Silk lounges based on the Songkran theme. The THAI Ground Customer Services Department also invites passengers to pour scented water over Buddha statues (a tradition called Song Nam Phra) at Premium Check-in Row A, Departure Hall, Fourth Floor, Exit One, and THAI lounges at Concourse D. Special Thai desserts will be offered at all lounges during 12-14 April 2018, which includes rice soaked in cool water (Khao Chae), Mango Sticky Rice, and Mung Bean Paste (Luk Chup) are offered in the Royal First Class Lounge while pinched gold egg yolks (Thong yip), Mung Bean Paste (Luk Chup), Sticky Rice with Thai Custard, Steamed Cassava Cake, and Thai Jelly are available in the Royal Silk Class lounge, where passengers can experience Songkran and THAI hospitality.