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  • Queen Mothers Birthday 2023

    Thailand Public Holidays
    Starts
    08-12-2023 02:00 PM
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    08-12-2023 03:00 PM
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    Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Thailand’s Queen Mother

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    Today is the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit who was married to Rama 9, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Following the Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, her son, and his marriage to the new Queen Suthida, Queen Sirikit was bestowed the title of Queen Mother. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is the daughter of His Highness Prince Chandaburi Suranath (Mom Chao Nakkhatra Mangkala Kitiyakara) and Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara (nee Mom Luang Bua Snidwongse).

    She was born on August 12, 1932. She attended kindergarten class at Rajini School, but subsequently went to St. Francis Xavier convent school at Samsen District in Bangkok. Her father later on became Thai Minister to France, then to Denmark and, ultimately, Ambassador to the Court of St. James in England. Her Majesty accompanied him and continued her general education in the three countries and lastly in Switzerland.

    It was while her father was stationed in Paris that she first met His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was then studying in Switzerland but went now and then to Paris. The chance meeting in Paris ripened into friendship and understanding. When His Majesty met with a very serious motor accident in Geneva, Switzerland, and had to stay in a hospital at Lausanne, Her Majesty was a frequent visitor.

    When His Majesty was well again and left the hospital, he was graciously pleased to arrange for Her Majesty to continue her studies at Riante Rive, a boarding school in Lausanne. On July 19, 1949, Their Majesties were quietly engaged in Lausanne. On March 24, 1950, Their Majesties landed in Bangkok by ship after a long absence. On April 28 of the same year, the royal wedding took place at Pathumwan Palace.
    The couple had three daughters and one son…
    • Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (born 1951), married and divorced American businessman Peter Jensen, had two daughters and one son, their son was killed in the 2004 tsunami.
    • King Maha Vajiralongkorn (born 1952), married Suthida Tidjai just days before his Coronation this year. He has seven children from previous marriages.
    • Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (born 1955), unmarried.
    • Princess Chulabhorn Walailak (born 1957), married Virayudh Tishyasarin, an Air Vice Marshal in the Royal Thai Air Force, had two daughters, divorced.
    In 1956, King Bhumibol became a Buddhist monk for a period of time as is customary for Thai Buddhist males and Queen Sirikit served as Regent. Because of the excellent way she served as Regent, King Bhumibol gave her the style “Somdet Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Borommarachininat” which would translate to Queen Regent.

    Queen Sirikit was well known for her charitable work during her active year’s as Thailand’s Queen. She was the President of the Thai Red Cross Society since 1956. Through the Thai Red Cross, the Queen was active in relief work for the many refugees from Cambodia and Myanmar in Thailand. The Queen took an active role in the aftermath of the tsunami disaster in southern Thailand in December of 2004. Tragically, the tsunami took the life of her grandson Bhumi Jensen, the son of her eldest daughter.

    The health of King Bhumibol Adulyadej declined in his later years. The king resided at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok for several years and Queen Sirikit also moved to the hospital to be with him.

    On July 21, 2012, Queen Sirikit felt unsteady and staggered while exercising at Siriraj Hospital where King Bhumibol Adulyadej resided. Doctors determined that she has suffered a stroke. The Queen was not seen in public until August of 2013 when the King was discharged from the hospital. Since then, Queen Sirikit has refrained from making public appearances.

    King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on October 13, 2016, at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, at the age of 88, following several years of illness.

    Mothers Day in Thailand has been traditionally held on Queen Sirikit’s birthday, and now with her new role as Queen Mother, the tradition continues.

    Long live Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother.
    Last edited by Rocketman; 08-14-2021, 01:04 AM.

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    • #3
      Mother’s Day in Thailand 2022: Make her Happy !

      Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show your appreciation and spend quality time with the person who raised you. Thailand celebrates mothers day on the 12th of August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. So if you are looking for where to celebrate Mother’s day in Thailand, you have come to the perfect place. We have listed a variety of enjoyable ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Bangkok so read on.
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      Westin Grand Sukhumvit Bangkok

      Go for a High Tea
      Give your mother an unforgettable high-class experience by taking her to enjoy Mother’s Day High Tea at The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Spend a social afternoon with your mom munching on the delicious and savoury delicacy at Zest Bar & Terrace. Some of the Highlights include Special Chocolate Fondue, White Chocolate Crunch with Kalua Milk & Dusted with Golden Leaf and Tortilla Wrap with Marinated Lemon Chicken.
      • Date: Aug 8th-14th
      • Time: 12.00-18.00 Hrs.
      • THB 1,100++ (THB 1,295 Net)
      • 2 hours of Free Flow Coffee & Tea
      • 2 Complimentary Mocktails
      Take her to a nice relaxing spa
      Moms deserve the best! There is no better way to celebrate mothers day in Thailand than by taking her on a luxurious spa treatment. You will be happy to know that Le Spa is offering a special Mother’s Day Spa Promotion delivering a variety of 60-minute Jasmine Oil Aroma for Hand or Feet Essential and Foot Massages. It’s a great opportunity for her to relax deeply and experience an extraordinary sense of wellness on her very special day.
      Le Spa is on the 4th floor of Pullman Bangkok King Power. A five-minute walk from BTS SkyTrain Victory Monument Station.

      Take her shopping
      If you want to do the sweetest favour for your mom, you can take her on a shopping spree. It’s rare to find a mom that feels like she has had enough of shopping. Make this shopping excursion solely for your mother, and you can let her choose the items she wants. Bangkok is filled with shopping malls. It has a wide variety of multi-level retail centres where you can get everything from the newest clothing to high-end accessories and books. Some of the recommended shopping malls to take your mom to are Icon Siam, CentralWorld, EmQuatier and Siam Paragon.

      Treat her to a meal out
      Why not take her out for an amazing, scrumptious dining experience? Bangkok offers so many fine classy restaurants to choose from. On top of that, some of the hotels are offering dining deals for Mother’s Day from classic Thai and indulgent Italian to international buffets and Cantonese delicacies. At Dynasty’s all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch or dinner buffet, you can treat your mother to a special experience for a wallet-friendly price of just 988 net per person, plus a glass of drink or mocktail unique for all mums! This restaurant is located at Centara Grand at CentralWorld. You can also go on a nice brunch with her at Colonnade Restaurant at The Sukhothai Bangkok. This restaurant will host a Mother’s Day brunch featuring some of the best favourites, including sushi, foie gras, fresh seafood, and Japanese delicacies.

      Go to one of Bangkok’s fine parks
      You may also take your mother to so many lovely parks in Bangkok. One of Bangkok’s finest parks is Lumphini Park. At this park, you and your mother can ride a swan boat around a gorgeous lake. You can also bring a picnic mat to sit and relax by the tree and watch the birds. Queen Sirikit Park is also another nice park to visit with your mom. It has a botanical garden, a sculpted pond, and the Lotus and Water Lily Yard. Queen Sirikit Park was established in 1992 and was named after Queen Sirikit to honour her 60th birthday. Bangkok has a lot to offer moms, whether they are foodies, spa lovers, or shopaholics. So take your mother out on this auspicious day to treat her and brighten her day.

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