There are events being held throughout Thailand today to mark the 79th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. August 12 is also celebrated as Mother’s Day in Thailand because the Queen has become known as the Mother of the Land thanks to her numerous royal projects and initiatives. Today is a public holiday in Thailand and there will be numerous events held today and over the weekend in honour of Her Majesty.
The flag on the right is HM Queen Sirikit’s personal royal standard with the blue colour representing the day of her birth, Friday. In Thailand, each day of the week has its own auspicious colour.
Picture Credit: National News Bureau of Thailand