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AUGUST : The MOM’s Month in Thailand

Read : In the Feel of Thai Mom’s Day


Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

August 12th is the Thai Queen’ Birthday ; so the day be considered to be national mother’day to all Thais , and throughout this month be also celebrated as the month of mother, in Thailand.

 

 

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Mother’s Day
In Thailand, 12 August is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday Celebration.
As the Queen is regarded by Thai people as the “Mother of the Nation”, this day is also commemorated as Mother’s Day.

Thai people unanimously commemorate this day because of Her Majesty the Queen’s benevolence to all walk of Thai life, especially the poor and the needy in rural areas. Many projects have been created under her initiatives and supervision. Asthe result, the Queen has captured the hearts of the Thai people through her devotion to improving the welfare and well-being of her subjects.

For this occasion, people all around the country raise flags and decorate their house with the portrait of Her Majesty the Queen in order to display their loyalty and to honour her. Local organization are decorated with her portrait and garlanded with flowers and many coloured lights. Around Bangkok, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, the area around the Grand Palace and other well-known locations are bedecked with coloured lights and magnificent adornments. There is also firework display near Sanam Luang.

Mom's Feeling

Mom's Feeling

Not only celebrating the birthday anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen, Thais also take this day as an opportunity to pay tribute to their loving mother. Sons and daughters give white jasmine flowers or garlands to their mother to show their love and gratitude towards her. Then the mother would give the children blessing in return. White jasmine is given to a mother because it is the symbol of maternal love. Its white colour associates with the purity of mothers’ true love that never changes.

Local Buddhist will go to the temple to give alms to the monks. A good deed is done to pay homage to their passing mother. Public and private organization will hold many charity activities such as a fund raising for needed mothers and a visit to imprisoned mothers.

Mother’s Day in Thailand was first held on March 10 th , 1943 at Aumporn Garden by the Public Health Ministry. However, this celebration was canceled the following year due to the occurrence of the World War II. After the war, many organizations tried to recover Mother’s Day, but the attempt was to no avail until 1950. In 1950 the government announced 15 April as Mother’s Day. This day continued for several years before given up because there wasn’t any support from the government.

The Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has become Mother’s Day since 1976. Since then the celebration for the Queen and our loving mother was held every year without cease.

“Mother’s Day”
Writing By Ajarn Pitchayapa Siridetkoon              
Credit : www.human.nu.ac.th/culture/files/date/2549-eng-13.pdf

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