Tourism Authority of Thailand (New Delhi) along with Royal Thai Embassy and Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel recently celebrated the Thai festival of lights – ‘Loy Krathong’.
The evening was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Thirapath Mongkolnavin, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Thai Embassy. This was followed by a welcome remark from Nitin Kapur, Director, Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel.
The event was highlighted by cultural dance performances depicting the strong cultural and religious links between India & Thailand. Other performances included a traditional Loy Krathong dance and a dance from the four different regions of Thailand.
Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi said “We are very grateful to be able to celebrate the Loy Krathong festival in New Delhi and pay respect to our Thai festivities as well as highlight the strong cultural bond between India and Thailand. I hope this event has given the guests a glimpse of Thai traditions, art & culture and a taste of delicious and authentic Thai food by Soy Neung Roi restaurant at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel. We would like to thank all our guests who joined us and of course our hotel partner Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel for their continuous support in making this a memorable celebration. Now that Thailand is open for fully vaccinated travellers from India, we look forward to welcoming travellers to experience Amazing Thailand which is now “Even more Amazing.”
Loy Krathong or festival of lights is a Thai festival celebrated annually throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. The festival takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar, thus the exact date of the festival changes every year.