BANGKOK, 2 March 2014 The Thai Red Cross Society and diplomatic wives from over 50 countries around the world have organized the 47th Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar being held at Siam Paragon shopping complex to raise funds for the society’s projects.
HRH Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the bazaar’s opening on Saturday morning and engaged with diplomatic wives exhibiting their products at the event, which is over the weekend, March 1-2.
The bazaar presents booths from 55 countries, including France, the US, the Netherlands and Norway, displaying their national handicrafts, food and other specialties, for the public to see and buy at very attractive prices . Finland, Austria and Nepal are all newcomers this year, offering their crystal ware, wine and other distinctive national products.
The Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar is a yearly charity event organized by the Thai Red Cross Society in coordination with the Diplomatic Participants Committee, composed of the wives of diplomats and diplomatic representatives based in Thailand.
Thai visitors can also enter a draw run by the Red Cross and have a chance to win over 150 prizes including airplane tickets and hotel vouchers. Raffle tickets are priced at 50 baht each. Even after the two day bazaar has ended, prizes will continue to be drawn until March 20.
Proceeds from the bazaar will go to charitable projects for children, women and elderly people.