BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 Samut Songkhram Province is playing host to its annual Mackerel Festival 2013. This year’s event, held for the 16th time, will run until December 22, 2013.
The 16th Mackerel Eating Festival, according to Samut Songkhram provincial governor, will help boost local tourism and economy. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness among the locals of the environment and the preservation of marine resources.
Visitors will find over 50 menus of mackerels such as mackerel salad, grilled mackerels, spicy fried mackerels, and one of Thais’ most favorite dishes: mackerel chili paste, generally known as Nam Prik Plah Tu.
The visitors will also enjoy a variety of cultural dances and musical performances as well as singing contests. The Mackerel Eating Festival will be held in Samut Songkhram until December 22nd.