Buriram to celebrate King’s 72nd birthday with grand event

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

Buriram is gearing up for a grand celebration, marking the 72nd birthday of His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn with an extravagant event titled Breath of the Land. The event will span three days, from tomorrow July 5 to July 7, at the Chang Arena football stadium, featuring world-class musical performances and various charitable activities.

The people of Buriram have united to organise this event, which will include a wide range of activities open to residents of Buriram, neighbouring provinces, and visitors from across the country and around the world. The event aims to honour His Majesty the King and promote unity and loyalty to the monarchy.

Governor Nuracha Khosasivilai revealed that the province is ready to host the grand event, which is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors over three days.

“This event has been organised by the people of Buriram to celebrate His Majesty the King’s birthday. There will be numerous activities over the three days, with free admission for everyone. We anticipate more than 30,000 visitors each day and have contingency plans in place if attendance exceeds expectations.”

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The Breath of the Land event will feature several activities, including a spectacular 3D Mapping light and sound show, an orchestral performance by over 200 local musicians using more than 120 instruments, and a musical theatre production depicting the king’s royal duties and contributions to the Thai people.

The orchestral performance will be a highlight, with musicians from Buriram Rajabhat University combining traditional Isaan instruments with a newly arranged score, including compositions by His Majesty the King. This performance aims to express the deep gratitude and loyalty felt by the Thai people towards the king.

Other activities

Additionally, there will be a painting competition for children and youth, showcasing the King’s royal duties and encouraging the development of artistic skills and imagination. Other charitable activities include blood donation drives, aiming to collect 720 units per day, totalling 7,200 units by the end of the year, and a communal kitchen providing food and drinks to attendees.

Further details on the event can be found on the Buriram United fan page or by visiting https://buriram.glide.page. Attendees can also reserve seats online to ensure they don’t miss any part of the grand celebration.

In addition to the performances and activities, commemorative coins will be distributed to participants, with 80,000 coins available to mark this auspicious occasion. The coins are a token of appreciation for those who join in the celebration and honour the King.

The event’s organisers have also set up a donation account named Buriram Punsook Celebrates King Rama X at Krungthai Bank, account number 308-3-21900-8, for those who wish to contribute to the charitable activities associated with the event, reported KhaoSod.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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