May is a month when most countries celebrate Mother’s Day, but not in Thailand. Mother’s Day in Thailand is celebrated on the Queen’s birthday, August 12th. The Thai cherish the royal couple as the father and mother of all Thai people that they celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Days on their birthdays.

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit presided over the Kingdom of Thailand in her royal role for over 6o years. Portraits of the Queen, from throughout her reign, clad in exquisite dresses rise throughout the country. The sweet, pure scent of jasmine fills the air. 

The occasion is celebrated in concert – with public festivities and private family get-togethers and intimate outpourings of emotion between mother and child. Schools in Thailand host a Mother’s Day ceremony a day before the official holiday as on the day all schools, government offices and most businesses are closed.  Mothers would go to their child’s school where each child kneels at his or her mother’s feet, paying respect to their mom in tears.

The traditional Mother’s Day gift in Thailand is jasmine. Jasmine is used in Buddhism worship and is also seen as a symbol of purity, gentleness and motherhood. Young children and adult children may also give their mother a special gift in addition to or instead of jasmine.

So, now that I am in Thailand, I would like to say Happy Mothers' Day  Test First Name And I would like pass my love to my mom, who showed me the real definition of love after God. 

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