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QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY

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The 12 August is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday or วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าฯ พระบรมราชินีนาถ in Thai language. This public holiday is celebrated nationwide as Mother's Day ("WAN MAE HENG CHAT" - วันแม่แห่งชาติ). The Queen is considered as the mother of all Thai people.

Mother's Day
Mother's Day
In Hong Kong, the Thai community also celebrates Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday. The celebration happens on a Sunday as most Thai people are working during week days.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
The 2016 celebration is happening in Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham, located in Yuen Long District. When arriving in the Buddhist temple, people are welcomed to sign their names and give a donation.


Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham


Mother's Day
Mother's Day
There is only one monk in Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham. He is delivering a Buddhist sermon to Thai local people.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Free delicious Thai food is offered to people, who joined today celebration. Food is cooked in the temple's kitchen.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Thai and local HK people pay respect to the Buddhist temple abbot.


Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Mother's Day


Mother's Day
Mother's Day
All people give respect to the middle age ladies as they represent the mother symbol of selfless love.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Those ladies receive flowers. This is a touching sequence as many local Thai people are unable to go home for this celebration so they give respect to those ladies, proxy of their own mothers.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
The Thai Buddhist abbot gives blessings to the people, who joined today celebration.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Thai Queen's birthday celebrations include some patriotic songs. Thai people pay respect to the Queen, the King and the monarchy by singing and waiving the Thai flag.
Mother's Day
Mother's Day
Wat Buddha Vippassana Dham is located on a mountain in a remote part of Yuen Long district.






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