For the first time since it was first organized in the area around the Royal Plaza, this year’s Thai Red Cross Fair is being held in Lumpini Park in central Bangkok from 23 Nov – 1 Dec 2018 , the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported yesterday (Nov 26, 2018).
The following are the highlights of this year’s event.
Everyone can enter the fair free of charge, and there are large donation boxes for those who want to donate to the Thai Red Cross. Regular joggers may continue to exercise as usual.
Exhibition on the work of the Thai Red Cross
There are photo and poster exhibitions tracing the work of the Thai Red Cross since it was first established on March 31, 1922.
A vintage car caravan will bring spectators back to the time when their grandparents started learning to drive. A group of young volunteers will display posters on the activities of the Thai Red Cross.
Display of ancient kites
Ancient kites with funny names like “dui dui”, “pak pao” and “kwai” will take to the sky to bring young spectators back to the time when their parents were young.
Experts will be on hand to advise youngsters on how to make a kite by themselves.
Entertainment park of the young
There is an entertainment park with various toys for the young.
Exhibition on present and former Thai kings
There is a poster and photo exhibition highlighting the activities of the present King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his predecessors.
Red Cross Queen Contest
Young women will compete for the ‘Red Cross Queen’ title. Contestants will be judged by their special abilities and their contributions to philanthropy.
There are three rounds of contest, with the winner declared on December 1.
Public and private sectors have already prepared gifts and awards for fair attendants who take part in competitions.
Source : Thai Rath
Photo : The Thai Red Cross Society