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The wonders of Thailand will be showcased in Tasmania at a one-day festival this weekend. The Thai Food & Culture Festival, created by the Thai Tasmanian Association, aims to introduce the authentic cuisine and culture of Thailand to others. Organizing committee member Pearl Chinthammit said that with 12 food stalls, traditional shows, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations, there would be something for everyone. READ MORE: Serial violator truck driver fined again “Festival aims to showcase Thailand’s rich culture through a variety of family activities,” she said. “We hope to introduce our guests to the discovery of Thai culture through activities and culinary experiences. They can immerse themselves in all the beautiful things that Thai culture has to offer.” This year, the festival will take place outdoors for the first time in three years. Ms Chinthammit said the festival had already exceeded its capacity when standing inside. “We have a lot of food stalls and it’s hard to have them inside, so we figured Civic Square would be a perfect space,” she said. READ MORE: Beaconsfield Gold, Hellyer tailings project goes on sale “The festival is a festival of Thai food and culture, but we organized it to fall on the same weekend as what we in Asia call the Floating Lantern Festival . “This is one of the main events in the culture of Southeast Asia where we respect the water. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission to Civic Square on November 21. Keep an eye out for festival updates on any weather cancellations at thaiassociationtas. org, or via the Facebook page. What do you think ? Send us a letter to the editorial staff:

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