The Kathina ceremony in Gällivare.

          On 15 October 2022, Ambassador Kanchana Patarachoke together with officials/staff from the Royal Thai Embassy joined the Kathina ceremony organized by Thai communities in Gällivare, Överkalix, Kalix, Kiruna, and nearby communities at Myranskolan Koskullskulle in Gällivare. Mrs. Birgitta Larsson, Kommunalråd på Gällivare kommun, and Mrs. Eva Alriksson, a Member of Gällivare kommun, also attended the ceremony. The event was well attended by both Thais and Swedish.

          Monks from Photitham Meditation House in Kalix, Dhammanglarama Temple in Sundsvall, Piyadhammaram Temple in Bispgården, and Wat Santinivas Sweden took part in the buddhist ceremony.

          Cultural and religious events serve to unite Thai communities abroad and also show strength of the Thai communities. The Embassy thanks the organizing committee and everyone who has joined in. May everyone be blessed!

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