Together with Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok once again hosted the annual Swedish Midsummer celebration. This year’s event was held on Saturday 15 June 2013 from 12pm to 3.30pm.
Despite it being the rainy season in Bangkok, a large number of Swedes gathered at the hotel for a fun celebration. This year, rather than being held at the hotel’s poolside, the event was held at Flavours on the first floor of the hotel to keep the guests cool in the air-conditioned venue as well as avoid the risk of rain. Both Senor Pico and Red Pepper restaurants were also open for the event, offering spacious yet cozy areas for lunch and also room for children to play.
Guests enjoyed the Swedish midsummer buffet featuring Swedish Herring, Swedish Kalles Kaviars, Janssons Temptation, Peter’s meatballs, Prince sausage, and various desserts such as Swedish summer cake with berries, Princess cake and Raspberry crème brulee. A few different types of Snaps, wine, beers, and other drinks were also available.
The midsummer spirit was high as many Swedes sang Swedish songs together. After the last song, all stood up and toasted with snaps. The guests then bought raffle tickets for a lucky draw session which took place shortly afterwards. Agneta Bekassy informed the guests that the money raised would go to charity.
TSCC’s Executive Director Peter Bjork then announced the lucky raffle numbers, among the cheering crowds, and gave away many prizes to lucky winners. Sponsors of the prizes were Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, Black Mountain Golf Club Hua Hin, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Oriflame, The St. Regis Bangkok, and The Landmark Bangkok.
Peter thanked Rembrandt’s General Manager Eric Hallin for his support and wonderful arrangements. Overall, it was a delightful event for families and friends to celebrate the Swedish Midsummer together.