Thai Food & Culture Festival on its way to Launceston
The wonders of Thailand will be brought to Tasmania through a one-day festival this weekend.
The Thai Food & Culture Festival, created by the Thai Association of Tasmania, aims to showcase the authentic food and culture of Thailand to others.
Organising committee member Pearl Chinthammit said with 12 food stalls, traditional performances, children’s activities, and food demonstrations there would be something for everyone.
“The festival aims to showcase the rich culture of Thailand through a variety of family-friendly activities,” she said.
“We hope to introduce our patrons to explore the Thai culture through activities and culinary experiences. They can immerse themselves in all the beautiful things that Thai culture has to offer.”
This year, the festival will be held outdoors for the first time in three years.
Ms Chinthammit said the festival had previously exceeded capacity when held indoors.
“We have a lot of food stalls and it’s hard to have it inside so we thought Civic Square would be a perfect space,” she said.
“The festival is a Thai food and culture festival, but we organised it to fall on the same weekend as what we call in Asia the Floating Lantern Festival.
“It’s one of the main events in South-East Asia culture where we pay respect to the water.”
The event will be held from 11am-4pm with free entry at Civic Square on November 21.
Keep an eye on updates from the festival about possible weather cancellations at thaiassociationtas.org, or through the Facebook page.
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