Mother’s Day Fit for a Queen

Her Royal Majesty Queen Sirikit

In America we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, but in Thailand, Mother’s Day is celebrated on August 12th because this is Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday. Since 1976, this date has been a Thai National Holiday. Individuals and organizations raise flags and portraits of the beloved Queen in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and throughout the kingdom. Born M.R. Sirikit Kitiyakara in 1932, Her Majesty the Queen has captured the hearts of the Thai people through her devotion to improving the welfare and well-being of her subjects. The Queen is perhaps best known for her efforts in reviving many of Thailand’s folk arts and crafts.

Getting ready to surprise the ZOE moms

A warm welcome

Flowers and homemade cards

Songs and serenades

At ZOE we also make a big deal out of Mother’s Day. The ZOE dads and children go all out to honor the house moms in a special evening filled with balloons, decorations, flowers, songs, popcorn and a movie. They realize what an important job these moms have: shaping Thailand’s next generation!

Honoring the Queen

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