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

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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