Fatherâ€™s Day is June 18th this year, and if you forgot to make plans, thatâ€™s okay! Your dad probably just wants a low-key and relaxing day, anyway. To show your dad you appreciate him this Sunday, why not order delivery from his favorite Thai restaurant in Nashua, Giant of Siam? Have all his favorites delivered right to the door so nobodyâ€”especially Dadâ€”has to worry about dinner.
In the United States, we celebrate Fatherâ€™s Day on the third Sunday of June, but itâ€™s a fixed date in Thailand. December 5th is the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is considered the father of Thailand as a modern nation. Thailand has observed his birthday as a national holiday since 1960. King Bhumibol died in 2016, but he continues to be loved by the Thai people who commemorate his birthday as Fatherâ€™s Day.
Respecting all elders, not just your parents and grandparents, is central to Thai culture. You can clearly see this through the customary Thai greeting called the wai. A younger person gives this greeting to an elder by putting their hands together and inclining their head slightly. If a Thai person asks you your age, theyâ€™re not being rude; itâ€™s exactly the opposite, in fact. They are establishing which of you is the elder so they know who is supposed to initiate the wai greeting.
Thai children remain very close to their parents, even as adults. Thai people continue to live with their parents into adulthood unless it is necessary for them to move for a job. But even if they move out of the home, they continue to visit regularly and spend time with their parents. Caring for the older members of your family is expected, and it is common for multiple generations to live together under one roof. In Thai culture, helping your family comes before everything else.
At Giant of Siam, we bring our love of culture and tradition to you through our food. All our dishes come from family recipes that we have been cooking and perfecting for generations. Whether you stop in or order delivery, youâ€™ll have an authentic Thai experience!