Banglamung will offer alms to 83 monks as the district celebrates HM the Queen’s 82nd birthday Aug. 12.
District Chief Sakchai Taengho presided over the July 31 planning meeting for the Mother’s Day ceremonies at the King Rama V Monument.
Planners decided that Pattaya City Hall will be responsible for decorating the stage, Banglamung District will invite the monks, the Banglamung Police Station will handle security and the district Public Health Office will organize first aid stations.
Tens of thousands of people made a pilgrimage to Bali Hai to show their loyalty to HM Queen Sirikit on her birthday last year.
Ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. with alms giving to 83 monks in front of Banglamung district hall. Citizens are advised to dress in white or government uniform. At 8:30 a.m., Chonburi MPs, politicians and residents will express their loyalty and make offerings of flowers and incense to a painting of the queen.
In the evening, a 30-float parade will depart Royal Garden Plaza at 4:30 p.m. and travel to Bali Hai Pier. Students from Pattaya public schools will march with flower trays, student marching bands will play and representatives from hotels, public agencies and other schools will present their own offerings. The evening ceremony begins afterward at the pier, presided over by top area officials.