Ministry of Culture By the Department of Cultural Promotion Organize a grand celebration On the occasion of UNESCO registration “Songkran in Thailand” is a program representing the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. with the Prime Minister as chairman At the city square Bangkok
Last evening, Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister, presided over the celebration on the occasion of the UNESCO registration. “Songkran in Thailand” is a program representing the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. which has the Cabinet Mr. Sermsak Phongpanich, Minister of Culture, Suhyun Kim, Director of the UNESCO Office Based in Thailand With the diplomatic corps witness Including Mrs. Yupha Thaweewattanakibworn Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture along with executives of the Ministry of Culture Including governors of every province attending the event at the city square. Bangkok City Hall and Wat Suthat Thepwararam
The Prime Minister expressed his congratulations at the Songkran registration announcement celebration. It is a representative item of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. That it is a matter of great pleasure. On behalf of the government and Thai people Announcement of intention to jointly preserve Transmit and create Songkran traditions to be practiced and passed down from generation to generation. It will promote awareness of the value and importance of the Songkran tradition. As a representative of humanity’s intangible cultural heritage
Within the celebration ceremony, there is a Songkran parade. Humanity’s cultural heritage, 8 spectacular processions, consisting of the Maha Songkran Procession, Chaturathit, Land of Thailand, the procession inviting the Buddha Sihing, a replica, the legendary Songkran procession for all 7 days, led by Antonia Poseu, 1st runner-up of Miss Universe 2023. Comes in the costume of “Mrs. Mahothon Devi”, Miss Songkran 2024, which has received great attention from both Thais and foreign tourists.
After the opening ceremony, Mr. Sermsak Phongpanich, Minister of Culture, and Mrs. Yupa Thawiwatthanakijabworn Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture along with executives of the Ministry of Culture Participated in religious ceremonies Bathing Buddha images and monks in the temple at Wat Suthat Thepwararam Along with visiting demonstrations of food and cultural products
After this, the government will move forward to make the Songkran tradition a global soft power. To attract tourists to Thailand Create work to make money and preparing to organize the World Water Festival throughout April next year
After the ceremony of bathing the Buddha image and monks In the temple, Wat Suthat Thepwararam At the Songkran celebration Humanity’s cultural heritage
Mr. Sermsak Phongpanich, Minister of Culture, revealed that today is a day that Thai brothers and sisters all over the land join in rejoicing. After UNESCO registered Songkran as a world cultural heritage site The Prime Minister also came to congratulate him. Confirming that it will continue to be inherited. It is an important milestone that will help promote tourism. It creates jobs for merchants and earns more income as well. It has been proposed to promote Muay Thai. Thai royal costumes and Loi Krathong have already been made as well.
While Antonia Posiu, 1st runner-up of Miss Universe 2023, revealed that this time is a special occasion. I feel very pleased to be a representative of the Thai people. Join in celebrating Songkran Thai cultural heritage I feel very honored. Hopefully everyone will use their own media platforms to spread the word to others around them. inspire Come join in celebrating the Songkran festival.
In this regard, during childhood, I really liked the Songkran festival. that creates smiles and good memories Ready to invite everyone to join in the Thai Songkran tradition.
Source: Thai News Agency