12 December was the International Day at Bangkok Patana School, with lots of Danes in attendance!
Every year Bangkok Patana International school arranges International Day for the currently 61 nationalities on the school; it is the biggest festive event of the year for the kids and replaces all the religious holidays that you would have at a normal school but cannot have with many different religions and cultures in one school.
The event starts with a parade with all nationalities representing their nation’s flag. Afterwards there is a cultural show with performances from various countries and it ends with an International Food tasting where the 2000 students, parents and teachers are invited to taste specialties from the various countries.
America had a popcorn machine, Switcherland a chocolate fountain and Denmark served hindbærsnitter, pebernødder, æbleskiver and frikadeller.
This year the theme was recycle, reduce and reuse and the Danish exhibition got a lot of positive feedback from the posters borrowed from the Danish Embassy focusing on the environment, clean water, biking etc.
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok