Pattaya area journalists celebrated their trade at the annual National Press Day party.
Samart Thongrad, president of the Pattaya Press Association, welcomed members to the March 5 celebration attended by top local police and government officials.
In line with this summer’s big football tournament, the theme of this year’s party was “World Cup Pattaya Press” with journalists dressed up as their favorite footballers.
Everyone enjoyed a large buffet and beverages while relaxing on Thailand’s big holiday for media types.
As usual, sponsors also donated prizes for a lucky draw, including a 40-inch LED television and a quarter-baht-weight gold chain.
Popular musician Piyawat Piampia supplied the entertainment.
National Press Day commemorates the founding of the Reporters Association of Thailand on March 5. On March 4, 1999, the association merged with the Thailand Newspaper Association to become the Thai Journalists Association.