We all know that, in the UK we celebrate Mother’s Day in March. In America, it is usually sometime in May, but when is Mother’s Day celebrated in Thailand?
Well, funnily enough, it is celebrated in August of all time. Mother’s Day was first introduced to Thailand on 15th April, 1950. In 1976, Mother’s Day was changed to 12th August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit ,the Mother of all Thai people.
Every year during the month of August, Thai households and public places will be decorated with lights, decorations, and portraits of the most beloved Queen Sirikit in celebration of the day of Her birth.
A giving to monks forms a meaningful part of the traditional Mother’s Day celebrations. Early in the morning, ceremonies are held to give offerings of food to Thailand’s saffron-robed Buddhist monks. Schools in Thailand typically host a Mother’s Day ceremony. On the special day, mothers come to their child’s school and each child kneels at his or her mother’s feet, paying respect to mom for all that she has done for them. It’s very common to see mothers wiping tears from their eyes and many children doing the same in this joyous and proud moment. Young children create their own handmade card to gift their mothers.
So, if you fancy having a second mother’s day, why not book a table throughout August for your Thai Mother’s Day celebration – be rude not to!