Sunday, August 12
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Offering alms to the monks, Sanghadana (offering requisites to the temple), meditation, sermon and the dedication of the merit made on this day to Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand and to all mothers
- “Blessing Her Majesty Ceremony” by the students of Wat Buddhanusorn & Thai people.
- Lay community shares lunch meal
Please respect this special observance at Wat Buddhanusorn by dressing appropriately.
Her Majesty Queen Sirikiti’s birthday on August 12 is a public holiday, celebrated nationwide as Mother’s Day. Individual people and organizations raise flags and portraits of Her Majesty in Bangkok and all over the kingdom.
Born M.R. Sirikiti Kitiyakara in 1932, Her Majesty the Queen has captured the hearts of the Thai people through her devotion to improving the welfare and well-being of her subjects. The Queen is perhaps best known for her efforts in reviving many of Thailand’s folk arts and crafts. Her Majesty’s SUPPORT Foundation (Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques) has expanded progressively since its establishment in 1976 to include craft shops in the city and popular tourist areas, and two Thai Folk Arts and Crafts Training Centers at Chitralada Villa and at Bangsai in Ayutthaya.
Despite her high office as Queen of the nation, Her Majesty Queen Sirikiti is a mother highly regarded by her children. She brought them up in the mold of traditional Thai values in which the junior pay respect to the elder, obey their seniors and learn to be self-sufficient. The benevolence of Her Majesty the Queen praised by her subjects explains the love she has earned from her people who regard her as Mother of the Nation.
Jasmine, symbolic of the selfless virtue of a mother who gives life to her children, is seen everywhere in Thailand. Charitable activities, food offering to monks and donations are part of the events of the day to express children’s gratitude to every mother.
Please carpool, parking spaces limited, use designated parking area only. See parking location here.