How Do Thais Celebrate Mother’s Day?
Like many important occasions, giving to monks forms a special part of the traditional Mother’s Day celebrations. Early in the morning, ceremonies are held to give offerings of food to Thailand’s Buddhist monks.
Schools in Thailand usually hold a Mother’s Day ceremony. (The ceremony is held perhaps a day before the official holiday as on the day itself all schools, government offices and most businesses are closed.) Students may spend weeks beforehand rehearsing performances. On the day itself, mothers come to their child’s school and each child kneels at his or her mother’s feet, paying respect for all that she has done for them.
It’s also become quite common for families to take mothers out for a special meal.
Mother’s Day Gifts in Thailand
The traditional Mother’s Day gift in Thailand is jasmine which is a delicate white flower symbolizing purity, gentleness and motherhood. It has a soft fragrance which will be in the air all over Thailand on Mother’s Day.
As with many cultures , it is traditional for schoolchildren to make their own personal cards to express their love and appreciation of their mothers.
How Do You Say “Happy Mother’s Day?” in Th
To say “Happy Mother’s Day” in Thai, you say: “Suksan Wan Mae”
The Buriram Times would like to wish all mothers a happy day and hope that their families make it a restful one.
Thanks to thailandforchildren.com