Her Majesty Queen Sirkit, extremely popular among her subjects, was born on August 12, 1932. That she is called The Mother itself tells about the reverence she holds in the people's heart. Making every effort for the welfare of her subjects, her utmost contribution to Thailand is her role in reviving several Thai folk arts and crafts. Bang Sai Arts & Crafts Center is the Queen's brainchild.
For the people of Thailand, the Queen's Birthday is an occasion to express their love and respect for her. The whole kingdom is soaked in joyous atmosphere on the day. Buildings and homes are adorned with flags, light and portraits of the Queen. People pray to God for their beloved Queen and wish her good health and happiness. Swarms of people come out on the streets of Bangkok in the evening, and light firecrackers. The grandeur of the Grand Palace and Ratchadamnoen Avenue area of Bangkok is beyond description.
For Utmost Enjoyment
Atmosphere can be 'felt' all over Thailand on the day, but the best place to savour it is Bangkok. And in the city, Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen are the places to go. The streets, brimming with joyous people lighting crackers, and lined by illuminated buildings call for a saunter.