Thai cultural troupe performed at the Orient Festival in Tallinn, Estonia

Thai cultural troupe performed at the Orient Festival in Tallinn, Estonia

           On 31 May 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm in cooperation with Thai Airways International Public Company Limited, and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Stockholm, arranged for the Thai cultural troupe from the College of Dramatic Arts (Bunditpatanasilpa) Institute, Ministry of Culture of Thailand, to perform at the Orient Festival which was held at Kadrioru park in Tallinn, Estonia. Over 250 people including Dr. Ingrid Rüütel, wife of Mr. Arnold Rüütel, former Estonian President, attended the event.

           Apart from the cultural performances, TAT also took this opportunity to organize a workshop between 30-31 May 2015 to demonstrate and teach Thai arts such as umbrella painting and palm-leafed carp which are Thai handicrafts invented by local wisdom. More than 100 people came and enjoyed the said workshop especially those who came with family.  

           Besides the activities at the Orient Festival, a traditional Thai dance workshop was conducted on 30 May 2015 at the Department of Choreography, University of Tallinn. There were 25 students participated. The aim was to teach Estonian students the basics of Thai dance as well as to allow for cultural exchange between the two countries.

           Aparts from the activites in Tallinn, on 1 June 2015 the Thai Embassy in cooperation with Tallink Silja company arranged the night programme of Thai cultural performances as a special show on the cruise from Tallinn to Stockholm. The passengers around 200 including Estonian, Swedish, and foreigners around joined the said programme.