Mother’s Day was first introduced in Thailand on the 15th of April, 1950. In 1976, Mother’s Day was changed to the 12th of August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Mother of all Thai people.
Every year during the month of August, Thai households and public places will be decorated with lights, ornaments and portraits of the most beloved Queen Sirikit in celebration of the day of her birth. In the morning, an alms-giving ceremony will be held followed by a country-wide candle-lighting ceremony and fireworks displays.
The Queen’s birthday is celebrated everywhere, but nowhere more than in Bangkok, the capital, along Ratchadamnern Road and the Grand Palace area. This auspicious day is also a National Holiday in honor of HM Queen Sirikit, one of the longest serving monarchs in the world.
Long Live Her Majesty The Queen!