On 15 October 2022, Salathai Cultural Association, led by its current Chairperson, Mrs. Sirirat Gustafsson, organised the 42nd Anniversary Celebration of establishment of the Association at Alviks Kulturhus. Ms. Thanida Menasewet, Minister Counsellor, Mrs. Orn Duangchan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Stockholm Office, and Ms. Surada Monatrakul, Counsellor, also attended the event.
Participants enjoyed Thai cultural performances representing 4 regions of Thailand, a VDO on Thai tourism, various workshops of Thai handicrafts such as paper umbrella and fan paintings, fruits carving, traditional mung-bean dessert printing, and paper Krathong making, etc. There were also Thai food, desserts, and fruits for sale. The highlight of the event was the VDO clip showcasing a compilation of activities by the association in the past 42 years (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO4TAWsqQfc).
Minister Counsellor Thanida congratulated and thanked Salathai Cultural Association for its long contribution in promoting Thai culture and way of life in Sweden and thanked Swedish families and friends for welcoming and embracing Thai people and culture in Sweden.
The Embassy appreciates and stands ready to lend our support to Thai associations in Sweden to help them continue their important role in promoting Thai cultural heritage to younger-generation Thais, Swedes, and foreigners in Sweden.
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