Date 18/04/2015

233rd Year of Rattanakosin City under Royal Benevolence


H.E. Mr. Vira Rojpojchanarat, Minister of Culture, presided over the opening ceremony of the 233rd Year of Rattanakosin City under Royal Benevolence celebration at Sanam Luang on April 18, 2015.
 
The five-day festival was jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, public and private sectors and cultural networks. It marked the 233rd anniversary of Bangkok and Songkran, or traditional Thai New Year.
 
The celebration saw a wide array of activities across the Rattanakosin Historical Area. Leading examples were classical Thai dances, concert, kite competition, food and handicraft sales, beauty contest, traditional Thai games, parades, merit-making ceremonies etc.




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