PHUKET: A host of special ceremonies are being held across Phuket today to honor and celebrate HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 85th birthday, as well as Father’s Day.
The ceremonies kicked off at 6:30am with Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut and a host of other public dignitaries leading the offering of alms to 86 monks as part of a blessing ceremony to honor HM The King at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town.
Also this morning, there will be the opportunity for officials and members of the public to pay allegiance to HM The King during a 10:30am ceremony at Phuket Rajabhat University’s meeting hall.
Later this afternoon, at 4:30, officials will be paying homage to the portrait of HM The King at the center stage of Saphan Hin. A candle-lighting ceremony and firework show will also be held at Saphan Hin, but will not start until 7:10pm.
— Orawin Narabal
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