Thai community in Sydney is celebrating their New Year culture, Songkran, at Thailand Grand Festival 2007 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on 15th April. Buddhist ceremony has been conducted in the morning. It is time for entertainment in the afternoon. However, unlike in Thailand, no water is not traditionally flushed away. Stage performances line up to please the crowd.
Minister of Juvenile Justice & Minister of Western Sydney, Barbara Perry, opening the Festival.
Thai reception girls.
Thai classical music by the Bangkok Octave band of BTCL School.
Thai mobile flower decoration.
Thai traditional dance performance, Phonleb (ฟ้อนเล็บ).
Contemporary Thai musid performance by Khun-In.
Thai traditional dance performance, Nohrah-Malagus (โนราห๋-มาลากัส), by Thai Classical Group.
A Thai man dancing with fun.
Fashion show, The Heritage of Thailand.
People wearing yellow shirts to pay respect to the King of Thailand.