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The Queen’s Birthday & Mother’s Day 2011

Thailand Holidays

  • H.M. The Queen’s Birthday (Mother’s Day), August 12

The Queen’s Birthday

Her Majesty Queen Regent Sirikit สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ was born Mom Rajawongse Sirikit Kitiyakara on August 12, 1932. H.M. Queen Sirikit is the queen consort of Bhumibol Adulyadej, King (Rama IX) of Thailand.

Mother’s Day

In Thailand the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is observed as National Mother’s Day, just as the King’s Birthday is observed as National Father’s Day. The Queen’s birthday is observed in Bangkok and broadcast throughout Thailand. Around the country, Thai people pause to pay respect to their mothers by presenting them with flowers.