The ceremony was organized by the Social Welfare Council of Thailand in honor of Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her 82nd birthday. At the ceremony, Her Royal Highness presented plaques of honor to individuals and governmental units which have supported the organization of the fair. This was followed by the presentation of awards to 225 outstanding Mothers of the Year and plaques of honor to 97 persons chosen as exemplary people who have shown high gratitude to their parents. Nine artists were also awarded for their winning pieces in this year’s National Mother’s Day painting competition.
The National Mother’s Day Fair has been organized annually since 1976, to honor Her Majesty the Queen who has performed countless activities to boost the well-being of the rural poor. This year, Her Majesty has granted a slogan for the day's celebrations as “Loving to study, knowing duties, nurturing the Thai nation and combining in unity are, for mothers, the quality of good children”.