Parade, fireworks for Queen’s birthday


This year’s Pattaya Mother’s Day celebration will again begin with a parade down Beach Road and culminate in fireworks.

The parade with floats from government and private groups begins at Royal Garden Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Beach Road will be closed from Central Road southward at 3 p.m. and side streets will be blocked until the parade reaches Bali Hai.

The procession will march down Walking Street to Bali Hai Pier where public officials and residents alike will present flower and incense, light candles and offer prayers for HM Queen Sirikit’s good health on her 84th birthday.

The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. and will include a candlelight ceremony with group singing of the royal anthem. Fireworks will end the show.