Bangkok’s Digital Loy Krathong Wins Eco-Friendly Festival Award

Bangkok’s Digital Loy Krathong Wins Eco-Friendly Festival Award

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is proud to announce that Mr. Aekvarunyoo Amrapala, BMA Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary to the Governor of Bangkok, represented the city in receiving the esteemed Asia Pinnacle Awards in the Best Eco-Friendly Festival category. This accolade was presented in Bangkok on February 29, 2024, by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Asia, recognising the innovative and sustainable approach of the Bangkok Digital Loy Krathong Festival.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is proud to announce that Mr. Aekvarunyoo Amrapala, BMA Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary to the Governor of Bangkok, represented the city in receiving the esteemed Asia Pinnacle Awards in the Best Eco-Friendly Festival category. This accolade was presented in Bangkok on February 29, 2024, by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Asia, recognising the innovative and sustainable approach of the Bangkok Digital Loy Krathong Festival.

The award-winning event, held for the first time in Khlong Ong Ang, within the Phra Nakhon and Samphanthawong Districts on November 27, 2023, marks a significant milestone in Bangkok's journey towards sustainability. By reinventing the traditional Loy Krathong festival through digital means, the BMA has successfully minimised the environmental impact typically associated with the celebration, demonstrating a commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Mr. Aekvarunyoo expressed his gratitude and honour in receiving this award, stating, "It's a great honour to represent Bangkok and be acknowledged for our efforts in organising a digital Loy Krathong event that not only preserves tradition but also incorporates innovative solutions to reduce environmental degradation. This recognition validates our ambition to expand the digital Loy Krathong festival, aiming for a sustainable future that harmonises innovation with our cherished traditions."

The digital Loy Krathong festival has addressed the environmental challenges of traditional celebrations, such as the pollution in Peace Park caused by the event, which required over three months to remediate. Through this digital adaptation, the BMA seeks to lessen environmental impact, conserve resources, and ensure the festival's traditions continue in an eco-conscious manner.

The selection criteria for the Asia Pinnacle Awards emphasised traditional values and innovative strategies to diminish environmental impacts. Bangkok's achievement in this category underscores its leadership in promoting sustainability and adapting cultural festivities to meet contemporary global standards and aspirations.

The IFEA Association (ASIA) is a respected not-for-profit organisation with a global membership spanning approximately 38 countries across seven regions. This award from such a distinguished body highlights Bangkok's successful efforts in organising festivals that are not only culturally significant but also environmentally responsible.

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