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3. Adventssonntag

Thai Association and ThaiPark wish you and your families a happy 3rd Sunday of Advent. As promised in the last post, we would like to give you some information about ''The History of ThaiPark'' today. Let's get started!!!!

Number 3. ''The History of ThaiPark''

The story of Thai Park began in 1992, when four German-Thai families started to picnic in Berlin's Prussia Park. Through spreading word of mouth, the group grew quickly. Shortly, Thai, Laotian, Cambodian and Filipino women were picnicking there regularly and began to form a community. Everyone cooked their best dishes at home and brought them back for everyone to try.

The most popular activities were eating and gambling. With that, one could spend the whole day in the park. When everything was eaten but people were still gambling, the first ones would ask around if anyone had any food left and if they could buy it. That was the beginning of the food stalls. Soon the food stalls were known all over Berlin and beyond. That's how ThaiPark, as we know it today, was formed.

Source: Itirit Hatairatana,The Architectural Ethnography Of Thai-Park: Beyond Food And Color, Master's thesis, Berlin, 2019.

For number 4, we will share you in the next Advent Sunday post.

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