Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Queen's Birthday and National Mother's Day in Thailand

(display at my university)

The 12 August is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday. This public holiday is celebrated nationwide as Mother's Day ("WAN MAE HENG CHAT" - วันแม่แห่งชาติ). The Queen is considered as the mother of all Thai people.
Every year in August, all buildings are covered up with Royal symbols and portraits of Her Majesty all over the Thai kingdom.

Long Live The Queen.


James said...

Happy birthday to the queen. :-)

Hilda said...

So that's why it's Mother's Day there! Happy birthday to Queen Sirikit! :)

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful painting of the queen and covered with gold! Happy birthday to the Thai Queen!

Chin said...

Thanks to all comments. :)