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Thai Festival 2019

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A Thai festival with authentic Thai food
Thai food is another of my favourites! Yes, I know, I have many favourites or should I say, I just love food! Almost any type of food. However, I am often drawn towards Thai food as I love Pad Thai and the like. Thai food was one of the first cuisines I tasted after Asian foods started to show up around Australia.

Last year at the TAASA Thai Festival, they had a crowd of about 5,000 people attending. This event proved very popular and successful, and they had overwhelmingly positive responses from the community and VIP guests in regards to event organisation, stage performance and the variety of authentic food.

The event will be held on Saturday 23rd March 2019, from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm at Kings Reserve, in Torrensville. With FREE entry, this is going to be a family fun event.

In 2019, they are planning an even bigger and better festival! A group of professional performers from the Burapa University will perform Khon at the event for the first time in South Australia. Khon is traditionally performed only in the Royal Court and performers are also accompanied by narrators and a long established music ensemble.

Some of the performances to be seen include:

Cultural dances (Northern, Central, Isan, Southern styles) by professional dancers from SILP Productions and Burapa University, Thailand
Junior Thai-Australian Ambassador Contest (age 6-12)
Ms Beauty Contest (age 25 )
Traditional Thai Costume Parade/Fashion Show
Muay Thai
Mini concerts

Some of the activities for you to do include:
Arts and crafts demonstration
Thai musical instrument performance
Cooking demonstration (Tom Yum, Green curry, Pad Thai, vegetarian Hokkien noodle)
Folk games
Kids zone (face paint, umbrella and bamboo fan paint, plaster paint)
Jumping castle
Lucky star game

Some of the stall that will be there include:
Food (e.g. Massaman beef curry, papaya salad, charcoal grilled pork, chicken, fish and squid, Thai sausage, Tom Yum noodle, traditional beef and pork noodle, spring roll, satay chicken, Pad Thai, curry puff, pineapple fried rice, Thai laksa, spicy seafood salad and many more)

Desserts (e.g. mango sticky rice, coconut/durian/jackfruit/Thai milk tea ice cream, scroll, pandan cake, pumpkin custard, banana coconut milk and many more)

Thai arts and crafts (e.g. handmade straw bags, hand carved wood, traditional toys, home spa products, organic soaps and skincare and many more)
Thai fresh produce and agricultural products
Thai massage
Tourism Thailand

Recently United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation or UNESCO has listed Thai Khon as " the intangible cultural heritage of humanity." This will be a good opportunity for people living in South Australia to witness this and everyone is invited to attend once again and discover Thailand's best.

The host for this event is Thai-Australian Association.

More About Khon
Khon is a Thai dance drama, where each dancer wears a head mask to depict a particular character from the play. It is about the war between Pra Ram, who is an exiled prince and Totsakan, the demon king who abducted Sida, the wife of the prince. The play is always divided into several episodes, each of which depicts a different battle scene.

The three distinctive elements of Khon are the dance, costume, and mask. The dancer uses hand gestures to represent the chanting and singing text because he wears a mask. The dancers move from right to left or vice-versa rather than front to back. This is done as Khon was originally derived from the puppet theatre, where puppeteers dance alongside the screen. Khon dance style is divided into four types: male, female, demon, and monkey.

PLEASE NOTE; The food in these images will not necessarily be available at this event.
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Why? For a Thai festival of food and culture
When: 23rd March 2019
Where: Torrensville, King Reserve, Torrensville, SA
Cost: FREE entry
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