Keeping the festive spirits alive and in following the tradition, Tourism Authority of Thailand (New Delhi) along with Royal Thai Embassy and Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel, celebrated the Thai festival of lights – ‘Loy Krathong’ on 19th November 2021 at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport Hotel.
It was a beautiful and picturesque evening as several floating candles, flowers and krathongs decorated the venue showcasing Thai festivals & traditions. Guests including diplomats, corporates, media and members of the travel fraternity were invited to celebrate the magical festival of lights where candle-lit krathongs twinkled on the water creating unforgettable experiences.
The evening was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Mr. Thirapath Mongkolnavin, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal Thai Embassy who thanked the guests for joining the event and celebrating the Thai festival of lights. This was followed by a welcome remark from Mr 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.
This was followed by the beautiful Loy Krathong procession that was led by Nang Noppamas who invited the guests to release the candle and incense lit krathongs into the water thereby paying respect to the water goddess.
Guests at the event learnt the art of traditional Krathong making and decoration which they floated into the water. The event included demonstrations of a popular Thai noodle dish – Pad Thai which was greatly enjoyed by the guests. Office of Thai Commercial Affairs also showcased Thai products which are being imported into India and used in Thai cuisine.
Mr 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.”