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Revelers celebrate Thailand Songkran Festival in Nansha

Updated: 2021-04-13 chinadaily.com.cn

A host of Thailand dishes were served and performances were staged at Nansha Bird Park on April 10 and 11 to celebrate Songkran Festival.

The festival, which marks the beginning of the Thai New Year, is celebrated each year in mid-April. It is renowned as one of the world's biggest water celebrations as the throwing of water is regarded as a sign of respect and well-wishes during the festival.

Natenapa Kongsri, the consul general of Thailand in Guangzhou, extended Thailand New Year greetings during the opening ceremony and gave an overview of the Songkran Festival traditions to the attendees.

Visitors entertained themselves by splashing water, sampling authentic Thailand culinary delicacies including tom yam soup (a type of hot and sour soup usually cooked with shrimp) and desserts with mango and glutinous rice, having Thai-styled massages, and admiring Thai dances and boxing during the two-day activity.

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Visitors sample authentic Thailand food at the event. [Photo/gznsnews.com.cn]

The event was jointly hosted by the Nansha culture, radio, tourism and sports bureau, the Royal Thai Consulate General in Guangzhou and the Guangzhou Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Lu Hui, director of the Nansha culture, radio, tourism and sports bureau, noted that Nansha is a significant hub of the Belt and Road Initiative, and will host other similar activities to promote Sino-Thailand cultural integration.

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