From June 30th to July 2nd, Jardim Vasco da Gama, in Lisbon, will once again host the Thailand Festival to celebrate Thai art, culture, and cuisine. Organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Lisbon City Council, the festival is part of the cultural agenda of Festas de Lisboa.
Traditional dances, music, Muay Thai, fashion shows, workshops, storytelling, and conversations about trips to Thailand are some of the activities that stand out in the program for this edition of the festival, whose detailed program is attached.
Admission is free and the inauguration is scheduled for 12:30 pm on June 30, in a ceremony that will be attended by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Portugal, Krongkanit Rakcharoen, and the president of the Parish Council of Belém, Fernando Ribeiro Rosa.
The Vasco da Gama Garden, next to the Thai Pavilion, will be busy with various gastronomic spaces from the main Thai restaurants in Portugal, Thai massages, handicrafts, Story Tellers, Carving, Origami, and umbrella painting workshops, as well as games for children. On the main stage, various cultural events will take place, including dance shows, Muay Thai, Thai Country Music, traditional costume parades, and debates on Thai culture.
On the 1st of July, at 12h00, at the Thai Pavilion, the Tourism Authority of Thailand will announce the winners of the contest “Amazing New Chapters in Amazing Thailand” through a draw to award 30 prizes. Among the prizes, a double trip of eight days to Bangkok and Phuket offered by the tour operator Icárion, which will also be present with a tent at the festival to promote its programming for the destination, stands out. Stays in hotels in Thailand, vouchers for massages in spas located in Portugal, Thai gastronomic experiences, and handicrafts from the Chiang Mai tribes are other prizes to be awarded.
The Thai Festival, which has the support of the Lisbon City Council and Parish Council of Belém, will be open from 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the first day and from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm on the following days.
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