Grace offers a Thai course for students to learn the language and culture – taught by a native.
One of their assignments was to carry out the traditions of Songkran, and they chose to do so with the Athletic Department. That meant Brian was on the receiving end!
What is now one massive water fight began as a symbol of “washing all of the bad away”, typically an act carried out by young-ish folks toward/for elder folks.
In the case of this class, the students came and washed the teachers hands. The teachers then spoke a blessing over the students.