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Thailand Mother’s Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

The first Mother's Day celebration in Thailand occurred on April 15, 1950. In 1976, the date was altered to August 12 to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's birthday. She is revered as the Mother of the entire Thai population.

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Thailand celebrates Mother’s Day annually on August 12. People celebrate the special bond between a mother and her offspring on Mother’s Day. However, Mother’s Day in Thailand also celebrates the birth of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. ‘Dok mali’, or jasmines, are the traditional Mother’s Day gift in Thailand. Thai culture attributes ‘purity’ and ‘gentleness’ to jasmine. Children present their mothers with jasmine flower garlands and arrangements. Aside from that, it is common to see children and mothers going out to lunch, celebrating Mother’s Day, and spending time together. This is a Thailand national holiday.

The background of Thailand Mother’s Day

The first Mother’s Day celebration in Thailand occurred on April 15, 1950. In 1976, the date was altered to August 12 to honour Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. She is revered as the Mother of the entire Thai population. During the month of August, public spaces are decorated with beautiful lights and decorations to honour the birthday of the monarch; portraits of her are also displayed. A few weeks prior to the queen’s birthday, preparations commence. Citizens express their loyalty and affection for the Queen by flying the national flag and adorning their homes with portraits of her.

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Additionally, local businesses participate in the celebration by adorning their establishments with her portraits, garlands, and colourful lighting. The day’s festivities commence early in the morning with almsgiving, candle-lighting ceremonies, and pyrotechnics displays. The queen’s birthday is celebrated throughout the nation, particularly in Bangkok. Along Ratchadamnern Road and in the vicinity of the Grand Palace, the holiday is observed with the most fervour in the capital.

Since Queen Sirikit is revered as the mother of the Thai people, it is only fitting that this day be observed as a national holiday. In addition to commemorating the queen’s contributions to Thailand, an important aspect of the day’s festivities is the distribution of alms to priests. Alms are distributed to monks, as well as the poor and needy, during ceremonies conducted first thing in the morning. Additionally, schools organise Mother’s Day celebrations with a ceremony. The ceremony is attended by the mothers of the students, and the students kneel at their mothers’ feet to show respect and affection. Additionally, young children create greeting cards for their mothers.

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Mother’s Day activities in Thailand

Commemorate your mother

Even if you are not in Thailand, you can still celebrate this day. Take your mother out to dinner and spend quality time together. Additionally, you can buy her chocolates, bouquets, or anything else she desires. Regardless of what you decide to do, make her feel special!

Establish jasmine blossoms

Due to the significance of jasmines in the Mother’s Day celebration, plant jasmine flowers in your garden. It is a gorgeous flower with a pleasant fragrance.

Donate

Almsgiving is an integral part of Mother’s Day in Thailand. Donate to a cause you care about on this day. Donate your unused clothing to an underprivileged mother.

5 THAILAND FACTS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonised.

Bangkok’s ceremonial name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”.

There are over 40,000 temples in the United States.

White elephants are among the many rare animals found in the country.

Thailand is made up of 1,430 islands.

THAILAND MOTHER’S DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2023 August 12 Saturday
2024 August 12 Monday
2025 August 12 Tuesday
2026 August 12 Wednesday
2027 August 12 Thursday
Arshiya Khan
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