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H.M. Queen Mother's Birthday

Thailand Observed in Thailand

Royal Flag of Queen Sirikit
Royal Flag of Queen Sirikit

When is H.M. Queen Mother's Birthday?

How long until H.M. Queen 's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 239 Days.
Dates of H.M. King's Birthday
Year Weekday Date
2019 Monday August 12th
2018 Monday August 13th
2017 Monday August 14th
2016 Friday August 12th
2015 Wednesday August 12th
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Aug 12th, or following Monday if it falls on a weekend

National Holiday in Thailand held annually on 12 August.

History of H.M. Queen Mother's Birthday

This holiday marks the birthday of the current queen mother of Thailand, Queen Sirikit.

If 12 August falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

Sirikit was born on 12 August 1932. Sirkit met Rama IX in France in 1946 when he had already become ruler of Thailand. The royal couple were married on 28 April 1950, a week before the King's official coronation.

Across Thailand, buildings are decorated to honour their queen, with the most splendid are in Bangkok, where many buildings and streets are festooned with coloured lights, flowers and portraits of the queen.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Thailand in April 1950 in a similar fashion to the growing international celebration.

In 1976, the custom of Mother’s Day was changed to 12 August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

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