Thai Food Cultural Festival 2016 Comes to Australia
The 14th Thai Food Cultural Festival was hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra, together with Team Thailand in AustraliaOctober 14th, 2016
Presented by the Royal Thai Embassy, the Thai Food and Culture Festival promised to be a true Thai experience. This year the focus was on showcasing Thai silk through decorations, exhibitions and activities.
On Sunday 11th September 2016 the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra, together with Team Thailand in Australia, organized the 14th Thai Food and Cultural Festival at the Royal Thai Embassy. The Festival is held annually and has been one of the most anticipated cultural events in Canberra, with approximately 6,000 guests attending this years’ event.
The theme of this year festival is “A Celebration of Thai Silk” in homage to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand and for her relentless dedication in promoting Thai silk around the world. There are various exhibitions, including Thai silk and silk products by Queen Sirikit, Department of Sericulture (silk farming), the “Unseen Thai Silk” section, and the “World of Thai Silk”, displaying exquisite traditional Thai silk and modern dresses made from different types of silks and with varying techniques. Both traditional dresses and modern silk clothes were also demonstrated in the fashion show in the grand finale.
The Festival showcased a special performance by “Tachaya”, winner of 14 gold medals from World Championships of Performing Arts 2016, and a special appearance of Miss Madeleine Cowe, Miss World Australia 2016 as Brand Ambassador of Tourism Authority of Thailand, both of which attracted huge interest. In addition, there were Thai foods and desserts, Thai handicrafts, cultural performances, and a Muay-Thai demonstration to highlight the outstanding artistic diversity and creativity of Thai culture.
The Festival aims to foster unity and an appreciation of Australia’s multicultural society, through the appreciation of one another’s culture.