Songkran celebration at Wat Thai Uppsala.

          On 29 April 2023, ambassador Arunrung Photong Humphreys and staff from the Royal Thai Embassy participated in the Songkran celebration organized by Wat Thai Uppsala at the Fyris Park, Uppsala, and took part in alms giving, discarding of robes, and pouring scented water on monks and elder’s hands to pay respect and receive blessing. The ambassador expressed her appreciation for the community’s efforts in conserving the Songkran Tradition, which is in a tentative list for Thailand’s Intangible Cultural Heritage to be decided by UNESCO this December . Khon mask, Nuad Thai and Nora have already been listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

          Consul of the Embassy also updated latest status of overseas voting in Sweden/Latvia which ballot papers should be returned by post or hand to the Embassy within 3 May 2023.