Pattaya to celebrate HM the King’s birthday with parades & fireworks

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Pattaya will celebrate HM the King’s 87th birthday featuring parades, a fun run and fireworks.

On HM the King’s Dec. 5 birthday, a Father’s Day walk/run will start at 3 p.m. at the Tourism Authority of Thailand office on Pratamnak Hill, ending at the same point.

At 4 p.m., people will gather at Royal Garden for the official Father’s Day parade. Police will close the southern half of Beach Road from 5-6 p.m. for the parade, which begins at Royal Garden Plaza and proceeds to Bali Hai Pier. The parade is scheduled to move at 5:15 p.m.

Traditional Thai dancers perform at last year’s gala event at Bali Hai.Traditional Thai dancers perform at last year’s gala event at Bali Hai.

At 5:30 p.m., the celebration begins with performances from Pattaya students. Itthiphol will then take the stage to lead a performance by Pattaya School No. 11’s marching band, followed by the presentation of flower cones before a portrait of His Majesty.

Anthems will be played, candles will be lit and the event will close with fireworks.

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