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A SUPPORT and OTOP Fair

The Ministry of Interior will be hosting a SUPPORT and OTOP fair from August 10 to 18 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother’s birthday on August 12. The theme of the fair, “Less is more”, will see Thai crafts being presented with a modern touch; keeping to simplicity, but ultimately teeming with elegance and uniqueness.

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Fourty-four young bloggers from 17 countries have been selected to compete in the "Thailand Village Academy" project.

Fourty-four young bloggers from 17 countries have been selected to compete in the "Thailand Village Academy" project. The bloggers will be traveling to 22 communities across Thailand to promote local cultural learning tourism through blogs and videos. The winners of the project will receive prices worth more than 500,000 baht. The Thailand Village Academy project is a joint venture between the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Ministry of Culture, Thai Airways, Thai Smile Airways, Hello Local .travel, and Readme .me.

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Siam Piwat Group will collaborate with diplomatic missions and embassies in Thailand to host the, “Long Live Our Beloved King” event between 25 - 28 July 2019

Siam Piwat Group will collaborate with diplomatic missions and embassies in Thailand to host the, “Long Live Our Beloved King” event between 25 - 28 July 2019, to commemorate the 67th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, which falls on 28 July.
The event will feature international cultural performances along with an exhibition of the portraits of His Majesty the King by many acclaimed artists. The event will be held at Park Paragon, at Siam Paragon Shopping Centre.

 

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Royal barges of H.M. King Rama IX were transported from the National Museum of Royal Barges to the Royal Thai Navy Dockyard in Thonburi in order to prepare for the Royal Barge Procession

The Suphannahong and Narai Song Suban royal barges of H.M. King Rama IX were transported from the National Museum of Royal Barges to the Royal Thai Navy Dockyard in Thonburi in order to prepare for the Royal Barge Procession in October 2019.

The Supphannahong Royal Barge was constructed during the reign of King Rama V and completed during the reign of King Rama VI. The bow of the barge resembles a mystical swan, hence the name Supphannahong or “Golden Swan.”

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The Committee for the Promotion and Preservation of Cultural Wisdom has approved a list of “cultural wisdoms”

The Committee for the Promotion and Preservation of Cultural Wisdom has approved a list of “cultural wisdoms” submitted by the Department of Cultural Promotion to be added to the 2019 List of Cultural Wisdom. The new items are as follows:

Folk Literatures and Languages Category
1) The Myth of Khao Sapya from Chai Nat Province
2) The Origin Myth of Lopburi City from Lopburi Province

Performance Arts Category
3) Pong Lang Wooden Xylophone from Kalasin Province
4) Klong Ued Long Drum from Tak Province
5) Mon Dance from Pathum Thani Province

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Museum Siam formally launched the Museum Thailand Awards 2019 on June 18, 2019. Under the Theme of “Perspective”

Thailand’s most beloved museum is back with a fun project. Museum Siam formally launched the Museum Thailand Awards 2019 on June 18, 2019. Under the Theme of “Perspective”, this year’s competition will highlight the role of museums as the bridge between communities and the society as a whole by focusing on museums’ ability to expand small viewpoints into larger perspectives. The winner will be selected by a panel of 6 judges who are experts in the museum field.

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The Fine Arts Department is holding a special exhibition to celebrate the works of 5 renowned Thai women artists

The Fine Arts Department is holding a special exhibition to celebrate the works of 5 renowned Thai women artists, including Mom Chao Ying Pilai Leka Diskul, Mom Chao Ying Marsi Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Misiem Yipintsoi, Kaimook Chuto, and Lawan Upa-in. The exhibition aims to raise public understanding on the contributions Thai female artists have made to Thai art. Visitors can view the exhibition at the National Gallery in Bangkok until June 30 2019 (Museum closes on Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

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The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka

The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version), in order to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Rama X, and His Majesty the King’s assumption of the title “Supporter of Buddhism”. The English text will be translated from the Thai version of the Tripitaka, the holy text of Theravada Buddhism, and is anticipated to be released in 2021-2022.

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The English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version)

The cabinet has recently approved the Ministry of Culture’s proposal to produce the English version of the Tripitaka (Tipitaka English Version), in order to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Rama X, and His Majesty the King’s assumption of the title “Supporter of Buddhism”. The English text will be translated from the Thai version of the Tripitaka, the holy text of Theravada Buddhism, and is anticipated to be released in 2021-2022.

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Walailak University will be hosting its 3rd Cultural Camp from June 24 to July 1 2019

 Walailak University will be hosting its 3rd Cultural Camp from June 24 to July 1 2019. Students from 491 universities across 58 countries have already expressed interest in applying for the program. A list of 200 students will selected for the eight-day cultural experience. Attendees will be tasked to organize a cultural show to showcase their countries’ culture and participate in cultural activities such as Muay Thai training, Thai dancing, and historical tours.

 

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