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HM The Queen’s Birthday, Mother’s Day celebrations kick off in Phuket



PHUKET: Mother’s Day kicked off in Phuket this morning with an early morning celebration in honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s 82nd birthday at Sirikit Park on Thalang Road, Phuket Town.

Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut led the island’s top officials in offering alms to 83 monks.

The governor, vice governors, Phuket’s top cop Commander Krajang Suwannarat and a host of other Phuket officials and local residents were dressed in blue attire for the occasion, the color of HM Queen Sirikit.

After the alms-giving ceremony, Governor Maitri and his wife, Pavinee, attended a ceremony at Satree Phuket School, where they joined well-wishers in signing a congratulatory book for Her Majesty.

Many more events are scheduled today to mark the special birthday and Mother’s Day throughout Phuket (story here). The schedule of remaining events is as follows:

Phuket Town
5pm – Night festivities at Saphan Hin will begin at the main stage area at 5pm. The evening’s itinerary includes homage-paying ceremonies and stage performances, followed by a candlelight ceremony at 6:50pm led by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut.


5pm – Governor Maitri will lead a homage-paying ceremony at the main stage at Loma Park.

5pm – The evening’s event will be held in front of the Kathu Municipality Office. Scheduled entertainment includes performances by students from schools in Kathu District, as well as a “Most Outstanding Mother Award”.

Blood donations
The Phuket Blood Center is calling for donation, and offering a special gift for those that give on Mother’s Day.

At Vachira Phuket Hospital, staff will give donors a small tree of jasmine, regarded in Thailand as a symbol of Mother’s Day. Donations will be accepted from 8:30am to 6pm. For more information call 076-36123 ext 1285.

— Chutharat Plerin


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