The sights, sounds and tastes of Thailand will bring Parramatta’s river foreshore to life this Saturday.
Loy Krathong is regarded as Sydney’s premier Thai festival.
“Loy Krathong is a very special event for our city, and for me personally. My wife and I met at the festival, making it a cause for extra celebration every year,” Parramatta lord mayor Andrew Wilson said. “Parramatta is proud to host this wonderful cultural event, where families and people of all ages can enjoy the delights of Thai culture, make krathongs and kites, and participate in the ritual of launching a krathong.”
A cooking demonstration by chef, Sujet Saenkham from Spice I Am will headline the stage program, along with a classical dance performance by Praneat Thai, who are travelling from Thailand for the event. Other festivities include a traditional Thai workshops, local and international acts and fireworks display.
Parramatta has a strong Thai community and enjoys a special connection with Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was a student at The King’s School in Parramatta during the early 1970s. He attended the Royal Military College at Duntroon and did his degree at the University of NSW before he returned to Thailand.
Loy Krathong is a Parramatta Council event in partnership with the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.