FES Celebrates Thai Songkran Festival

Target 4: Engaged Community Partners – FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate,create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.

Action Step – Develop partnerships with global partners to carry out a project related to units of study.

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Earlier this week, students, staff and community members at Fletcher participated in a Thai festival to celebrate the lunar new year.

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The Songkran Festival is a traditional ceremony in Thailand, that includes a time to visit and pay respects to one’s elders. It pictures the ideas of cleansing and renewal.

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FES has had the privilege of hosting Thai scholar Sonrit ”Beau” Sangchan this spring, as part of the Asian Studies Outreach Program at the University of Vermont.

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beau3The students and staff have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to explore and experience Thai culture this year.  

 

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