On 17 June 2023, Chargé d’Affaires Thanida Menasavet and Counsellor Artsith Katawetawaraks, together with the Royal Thai Embassy’s staff, attended the Thai Festival 2023, organised by Vithithai Cultural Association and Barnkulturcentrum Nyköping in Nyköping. Activities included Thai costume parade, traditional Thai dances and music (Khim), papaya salad (Somtam) demonstration and competition by Swedish participants, Krathong making and fruit/vegetable carving, umbrella and face painting, traditional Thai massage and Muay Thai.
The event was well attended by the Thai communities and their Swedish families and friends, including local people in Nyköping, Oxelösund and other cities nearby. Phrakhru Phawanaworasith and Phra Sunthorn Wisuthijitto from Wat Siamminmangkalaram together with Phra Charoenchai Fongjamorn from Wat Thai Uppsala also attended the event.
The Embassy appreciates and supports the efforts and dedication by Thai communities in Sweden in promoting Thai culture, tradition and arts in Sweden. It is also a reflection of their active involvement in their respective local communities and the strength of the Thai communities all across Sweden.