Muay Thai Demo fighting Songkran Hyde park Perth Australia 2018
The celebrations involve a mix of food, dance and song the stage will come alive with the beautiful and entrancing Thai cultural music and choreography from the four regions of Thailand. Come to celebrate Thai New Year. Thai Food and Family Fun to Celebrate Thai New Year
Enjoy this free event at Hyde Park on Sunday, April 8th for Songkran, the Thai New Year festival. The festival will celebrate Thai food and culture and the wonderful relationship between the Thai and Australian communities.
Hyde Park is an iconic Perth landmark situated between Vincent and William Streets, easy to access by public transport or by car with parking around the venue. Tourists to Perth would enjoy the relaxing gardens and the delicious array of authentic, fresh and very inexpensive meals, all with the backdrop of traditional entertainment
Songkran means the shift of the sun from one side of the zodiac to the other. The holiday is celebrated when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, beginning a new astrological year. The origins of Thai New Year combine Buddhist beliefs, ancient astrology, and the solar calendar. Songkran is also known as the Water Festival. New Year in Thailand is greeted with a splash of scented water to wish someone a happy new year. It is believed that water help to cleanse and to wash away unhappiness from the previous year.
About Phon’s Thai Martial Arts Centre
Phon has over 40 years of experience in training fighters. Over his career, he has trained more than 30 champions and has promoted over 60 events. He was born in Saraburi, near the ancient capital Ayutthaya, about 80kms north of Bangkok. “When I was about eight years old I had already learned the basics of Muay Thai from my Uncle, a former Muay Thai champion. I had watched Muay Thai for as long as I can remember on TV, learning through watching the greats who fought every week.
Whenever there was a festival in our province, and they advertised for locals to compete, I would rush to weigh-in and put myself forward to compete. Throughout my time at college, I regularly competed in Muay Thai matches and was chosen to represent Thailand in the Under 21s national soccer team. After that, I worked in Bangkok for six years as a Physical Education and Recreation teacher at a Technical. I came to Australia in 1985 and in 1988 a high ranking official from the Sporting Authority of Thailand suggested that we open an authentic Muay Thai school as Australia was far behind the rest of the world with regards to the sport of Muay Thai.
Muay Thai Demo Fighting Songkran 2018 Hyde Park Perth Australia. Phon Martial Arts Center – Event date: 8th of April 2018
About Songkran Festival
Songkran means the shift of the sun from one side of the zodiac to the other. The holiday is celebrated when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries, beginning a new astrological year. The origins of Thai New Year combine Buddhist beliefs, ancient astrology, and the solar calendar. Songkran is also known as the Water Festival. New Year in Thailand is greeted with a splash of scented water to wish someone a happy new year. It is believed that water help to cleanse and to wash away unhappiness from the previous year. The Songkran Festival is also known as the Traditional Thai New Year, is usually celebrated in mid-April. It is one of Thailand’s grandest and most important events. The Songkran Festival is a time when family and friends gather to pay gratitude to elders and visit temples for prayer and offering. Songkran literally means to pass or move into. The Songkran Festival is an amazing event in Thailand which is used to welcome the New Year. During this period, you’ll enjoy fun-filled local entertainments and fun. Depending on which area within Thailand, the celebration can last between 3 to 10 days.
About Muay Thai
The tradition of Muay Thai (มวยไทย) dates back over 2000 years to a time when the photograph of Muay Boran Thai people used a superior fighting art to forge an independent country, which evolved into modern-day Thailand, the land of the free. MuayThai is intrinsic to Thai culture along with the weapons art of Krabi Krabong (กระบี่กระบอง – sword fighting) and MuayThai has been part of the military training syllabus since ancient times and still is today.
Contact Phon’s Thai Martial Arts Centre
1 Edith Street, Northbridge Perth, WA, Australia 6000
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