Bega Thai festival's feast for the senses

A beautiful and colourful celebration of culture was a treat for everyone at the Bega Indoor Sports Stadium on Sunday, November 17.

The Thai Loy Krathong Festival was a feast for the senses, with Thai food, dance and culture shared with the wider community.

The Siamese tradition involves people gathering together around lakes, rivers and canals to pay respects to the goddess of water by releasing beautiful lotus-shaped rafts, decorated with flowers, fruit, candles and incense on to the water.

Multicultural Festivals have previously been held in Wolumla and Pambula, with Bega and Kiss's Lagoon hosting it this time around.

The wind played a little havoc with the floating offerings, but the enjoyment of the cultural aspect - and the food - was evident on every face who attended.

The event was hosted by the new Bega Multicultural Centre, with Yvi Henderson visiting from the Cooma Multicultural Centre thanking everyone who took part