The Origins of Mother’s Day in the U.S. and México

In México, Día de las Madres (Mother’s Day), is held every year on May 10. The first official Mothers’ Day celebration in México was held on May 10, 1922, and today the date is also Mother’s Day in El Salvador and Guatemala. Another 146 countries including the United States honor their mothers on the second Sunday in May which in 2019 occurs on May 12 … Continue reading The Origins of Mother’s Day in the U.S. and México

Queen Sirikit, the Mother of all Thai People

Her Majesty Queen Mother Sirikit of Thailand (สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ,  Somdet Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Borommarachininat) celebrates her 85th birthday today, having been born on August 12, 1932, in the Pathum Wan (ปทุมวัน) District of Bangkok. First declared by the Thai government in 1976, the official name of the holiday celebrating the Queen’s birthday is Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Somdet Phra Nang Chao Sirikit Phra Borom Rachininat … Continue reading Queen Sirikit, the Mother of all Thai People

Happy Birthday, Sirikit – Thai Mothers Day

August 12 is designated in Thailand as National Mother’s Day (วันแม่แห่งชาติ — Wan Mae Haeng Chat) which commemorates the birthday in 1932 of Sirikit (สิริกิติ์). the queen dowager of Thailand. Born as Mom Rajawongse (“The Honorable”) Sirikit Kitiyakara, she was the queen consort of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) — the world’s longest-reigning head of state at the time of his death on October 13, 2016 … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Sirikit – Thai Mothers Day

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Happy Thai Mothers Day / วันแม่ของไทยมีความสุข

Today is the 83rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (สิริกิติ์) of Thailand, queen consort of His Royal Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช).  Born on August 12, 1932, in Bangkok, she met the King in Paris where her father was the Thai ambassador.  Following a road accident in October 1948, Sirikit visited Bhumiphol frequently at the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The King selected a boarding school … Continue reading Happy Thai Mothers Day / วันแม่ของไทยมีความสุข