Celebrating Family Day วันครอบครัว of the Thai New Year

This could be the first year I spent Family Day, or วันครอบครัว of the Thai New Year with bf’s family. It falls on Day 2 of Songkran เทศกาลสงกรานต์ , a day whereby Thais will spend their time with their family.

The day was made even more eventful, as it was celebrated with bf’s dad side of the family at Chacheongsao ฉะเชิงเทรา.

A “pot luck” meal contributed by host and guests filled our tummy. There was also a “water blessing” ceremony, pouring scented water over the palms of the elders in the family and receiving blessing in return. We also gave them a flower garland each.

I hope that each and every one find peace this Songkran. Happy Songkran!


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.