On 23 April 2022, Ambassador Kanchana Patarachoke and staff of the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm attended the Songkran Festival at Wat Buddhasothorn Uppsala (Risslinge 7, 755 91 Uppsala) and met with the Thai communities who come to the temple to make merits and celebrate Thai New Year’s Day or Songkran Festival. In addition to the Buddhist ceremony, the Thai community provided free-of-charge delicious Thai food for those participating. There were also beautiful performances by Thai youths and Traditional Thai dance groups.
Today there are over 30 Thai temples and meditation centers in Sweden as a result of the relentless efforts of the Thai communities and their Swedish families. The temples and centers provide spiritual refuges for everyone regardless of their nationalities or beliefs.
Anumodhana! May everyone be blessed by these good deeds!