TAT invites travellers to join the nationwide Mother’s Day celebrations in Thailand
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting local and international tourists to join the Thai people in celebrating the Mother’s Day occasion with several activities to be held countrywide as a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit who is commemorating her 83th Birthday Anniversary on 12 August this year.
Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT Acting Governor and Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) said, “On this auspicious occasion, TAT has joined forces with public and private agencies throughout the country to organise special activities as to express our gratitude to Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand who has contributed to the development of the country in various aspects; such as, conserving national cultural heritages, elevating the people’s living standard, as well as promoting the Thai ways of life to worldwide recognition.”
For 2015 Mother’s Day celebrations, highlighted activities include:
The annual regal candle-lit ceremony, to be presided over by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, will take place at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on 12 August while an evening concert by leading Thai singers and bands will take place at Sanam Suapa from 19.00 hrs. onwards. In other provinces, the ceremony will take place at the provincial city halls or major venues.
Bike for Mom
This year will also see a grand celebration specially-organised as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. The nationwide ‘Bike for Mom’ campaign, chaired by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn that will take place simultaneously on 16 August in every province, starting at 15:00 hrs. onwards.
The activity is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of well-wishers and cycling enthusiasts. To date, nearly 300,000 enthusiasts nationwide have registered to join the event, which has become the biggest biking event ever been held in Thailand.
In Bangkok, participants will join the ride starting from Ratchadamnoen Avenue onto Si Ayutthaya Road, then head for Victory Monument and continue further onto the organised biking routes for the total distance of 43 kilometres. For other provinces, the biking is arranged by provincial authorities and the route starts from the respective city hall.
As part of this event, the Ministry of Culture also invites everyone to join the ‘Bike for Mom’ photo contest. Applicants must submit photos taken from the activities during 25 July to 16 August, and the deadline for submission is within 23 August, 2015. Winners will get the Royal Trophy from His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn.