Hua Hin city is going to celebrate the 80th birthday anniversary of HRH Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2012. According to the District Chief of Hua Hin Mr. Pornchai Thomkrachang, 12 August marks the Queen’s birthday and the National Mother’s Day of Thailand as the Queen’s untiring contribution to the country is exceptional and overwhelming to all Thai people. Consequently, public and private organizations organize an event to celebrate this auspicious occasion all over the country every year. In terms of the Queen’s birthday celebration in Hua Hin, this year’s event will be divided into 3 sessions.
The morning session, from 6.30 a.m. to 8 a.m., allows everyone in Hua Hin to offer alms to Buddhist monks on Dechanuchit Road (in front of Hua Hin Municipal School). Then, from 8.45 a.m. to 7 p.m., there is a ceremony of presenting royal tributes to the Queen at the exit of Klai Kangwon Royal Palace. Finally, from 5 p.m. onwards, a candle-lit ceremony of expressing gratitude to Her Majesty will be held at 19-Rai Queen Sirikit Memorial Park. On this occasion, the Hua Hin Municipality kindly asks local people and visitors to attend the event together and decorate their house and building with a national Thai flag or a flag with the royal emblem to honor Her Majesty.