BMA celebrates Thai King’s birthday

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BANGKOK, Dec 5 — Officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and people from all walks of life early Friday wore yellow shirts and offered alms to Buddhist monks, celebrating the  87th birthday of the revered Thai monarch, HM Bhumibol Adulyadej.. 

Led by BMA Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, BMA officials and people offered alms to 188 monks in front of Bangkok City Hall.

The BMA will hold a candlelight ceremony offering good wishes to HM the King on the occasion of his birthday in front of HM the King’s portrait at City Hall at 6pm.

Varied activities have been organised by the metropolitan administration beginning Wednesday through today to display loyalty to the revered king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch.

The activities include planting trees along Rat Uthit-Liebwaree Road and decorating with colourful lights along major roads and the Chao Phraya River banks.