Thai Festival 2017

20 August 2017

The Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand, hosted the Thai Festival 2017 on 18-19 August 2017, in Central Square Menlyn Maine in Tshwane. The Festival will move to Cape Town on 26 August at the V&A Waterfront, and thereafter to Maseru, Lesotho for the first time.

Photo: Ambassador of Thailand to South Africa, Dr. Pornchai Danvivathana  and Mrs Danvivathana

Welcoming dignataries and guests to the Festival Ambassador of Thailand to South Africa, Dr. Pornchai Danvivathana said that the theme of the event this year is the prelude of the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between South Africa and Thailand and that both countries have long shared and enjoyed cordial political and economic ties.

The Festival showcased Thai cultural dance and music, umbrella and Batik painting workshops, a Thai silk fashion show, Muay Thai demonstrations, fruit and food tasting.

Ntobeko Mkhize and Thomas Brady were the lucky winners of a trip to Amazing Thailand. The prize included 2 economy class tickets to Thailand each (on Singapore Airlines) and seven nights' accommodation in Phuket and Khao Lak.

The Festival gave the public a taste of what Thailand has to offer.