The Queen’s Birthday
Queen Mother’s Birthday is a public holiday that’s observed annually on August 12th, or if that date falls on a weekend, then on the following Monday. This holiday marks the birthday of the queen mother of Thailand, Queen Sirikit who was born on August 12th, 1932.
This holiday is celebrated with a day off for the general public and with various parades, festivals, and concerts all across the country. This holiday shouldn’t be confused with Queen’s Birthday, a holiday that’s observed annually on the 3rd day of June. That holiday marks Thailand’s current queen, Queen Suthida.
The History Of Queen Mother’s Birthday In Thailand
On August 12th, 1932, Sirkit was born at the home of her maternal grandfather, Lord Vongsanuprabhand. She would meet Rama IX in France in 1946 and they were married on April 28th of 1950, just a week before his official coronation. She is currently the mother of Thailand’s current monarch, King Rama X.
Observing Queen Mother’s Birthday In Thailand
This holiday is celebrated with an official birthday celebration and with parades, and other festivities. It’s also a day off for the general public. Schools, non-essential government buildings, and businesses are also closed on this day. It’s also a day when buildings all across Thailand are decorated in honor of the Queens Mother. This is done with lights, portraits of the queen, and flowers.