The Ministry of Defence, Royal Thai Army, Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Airforce, Prachuab Khirikhan Provincial Office and the Hua Hin Municipality are hosting an International Firework Festival on 21st  December 2013. With a budget of 30 million Baht, this event will express gratitude to Their Majesties and celebrate the King’s birthday.

The Deputy Director of the Support Office to the Office of Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Maj. Gen. Nitiphat Kridsuansombat says the International Firework Festival, entitled “We Love the King”, will take place at Queen Sirikit Memorial Park. The highlight will be a big beautifully glowing fireworks display synchronized with music.

The fireworks come from the Royal Thai Army, Navy and Airforce as well as other countries, namely Japan and Switzerland. The fireworks from Japan and Switzerland will be fired into the sky and feature various figures of animals and the number “86”.  This is to acknowledge the age of His Majesty this year. There will also be Thai and foreign fireworks fired simultaneously and continuously into the sky. A total of 30,000 fireworks are expected to use in this show.

In addition to the fireworks, there will be an orchestra made up of students from the  Mahidol University and other stage performances. Among 2,570 VIP guests invited to take part in the event are the Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, the Minister of Tourism and Sport and the Minister of Energy of Thailand.

All the budget of 30 million Baht for hosting the event comes from donations made by private companies in Thailand because they would like to pay respect to Their Majesties time in Hua Hin.

The fireworks can be admired from Hua Hin beaches or some lookout points, such as Khao Takiab and Hua Hin’s Navy Pirom fishing pier. Many of the fireworks can go up to as high as 500 metres, said Maj. Gen. Nitiphat.