More activities planned for HM the King’s birthday

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Pattaya officials continue to add events to their proposed 10-day celebration of HM the King’s 84th birthday.

Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presided over the second planning meeting Oct. 13 for the Dec. 1-10 festivities.

He said the celebration will begin Dec. 1 with an ordination for 85 monks to mark the start of the King’s 85th year Dec. 5. A “walk-run” will be held on Dec. 5 with a ceremony later that night at Bali Hai Pier. Also slated was a parade on Dec. 5.

Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presides over the second planning meeting for HM the King’s local birthday festivities. Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presides over the second planning meeting for HM the King’s local birthday festivities.

The events add to a slate of activities outlined at the first planning meeting in June. At that time, Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said nine events would be held in early December, including a commemorative coin contest, an exhibit called “99 Photographs of the Rama IX Period,” a 48-hour English-language lesson, the 4th “World for Friendship and Peace” meeting, a digital photography training workshop, a city photo competition, and a “warm family” project. The final two would be a “good fathers” project and a “language triathlon.”

For more information, call 038-253-220.