In a traditional Thai ceremony, as in Hawaiian ceremonies, flower garlands are exchanged in addition to rings. Rings demonstrate that we want our love to be eternal, solid and concrete, and never-ending, like a circle. Giving flowers symbolizes the fragrance of marriage and the beauty of life. And because flowers are delicate, they are also apt reminders of the fragility of life.”
Traditionally, Songkran Festival is a time when Thai people visit their parents and elders. As an act of respect, the Thai will pour perfumed water onto the hands of their parents and ask for their blessing. The water is often perfumed by flower petals that have a beautiful smell, such as jasmine, rose and cananga. Other small flowers used in Thai floral culture, for example, crown flowers and small white gardenias, are also added for their delicate look.