Nation marks Queen’s 85th birthday anniversary

The nation today (Aug 12) celebrates Her Majesty the Queen’s 85th birthday anniversary with religious activities, charities and prays for her.

Today is  also the National Mother’s Day.

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning presided over a religious ceremony to offer alms to 851 monks at the royal plaza in front of the Dusit Palace.

In the provinces, provincial governors also held alms-offering ceremonies in the morning to mark Her Majesty’s birthday anniversary.

In the evening, candle-lighting ceremonies to bless Her Majesty the Queen at public parks, temples will also be held at 19.29pm.

The prime minister will participate in the candle-lighting ceremony to bless Her Majesty the Queen, deliver a message of blessing on behalf of all Thai people at the royal plaza in front of Dusit Palace.

The Government has earlier encouraged members of the public and private agencies to decorate their houses and offices with royal flags and Her Majesty the Queen’s images during 7-14 August 2017.