The first Swedish Festival in Thailand was held at Megabangna on June 1-10, showcasing Swedish culture and way of life through ‘Live Swedish Life’ exhibition, a range of cultural performances, special workshops and activities as well as Swedish Jazz concert.
The Fashion Galleria on Level 1 of Megabangna was decorated with a troop of colorful Dala Horse, a remarkable symbol of Swedish culture and craft and lush green ambience of simulated world-famous Gothenburg Botanical Garden. The stage featured a range of cultural performances like Mid-Summer Dance, Swedish Little Frog and traditional Swedish costume display.
Participating Thai and foreign visitors engaged themselves in Swedish culture in several workshops and activities like the making of ‘kran’ or head wreath, playing of traditional Swedish games, etc.
The Swedish Jazz Festival on June 9-10 was held as part of the event, featuring concert and workshops by leading Swedish Jazz artists such as Camilla Lundstedt, Ulf Wakenius, Eric Wakenius, and Jonathan Fritzén. Jamming on stage were well-known local jazz artists like Koh Mr. Saxman, The Infinity member Passakorn Morasilpin and Neung Jakkawal.