Father’s Day events held across country


THAILAND – Government agencies and members of the general public across the country, today held activities to commemorate His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and celebrate Father’s Day and National Day.

At King Rama V monument in front of Nong Khai Provincial Hall, members of the public this morning gave alms to 89 buddhist monks in tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his birthday 5th December.

Similarly, in Nonthanburi province, government officials, military and police officers, students, and the general public today attended an alms giving ceremony, paying their respects to the late monarch in front of the provincial hall.

In Ranong, members of the public today wore yellow shirts and participated in a Father’s Day event showing their loyalty and appreciation to King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The event started with a ceremony of alms giving to 89 buddhist monks at Ranong City Municipality plaza.

Some 200 people in Yala, all wearing yellow shirts, today organized a walk-run activity expressing their loyalty on King Bhumibol’s birthday 5th December, starting from the City Pillar Shrine and following a 9.99-kilometer route. The run took approximately an hour.

In Songkhla, Tuk Tuk, taxi, and mortorcycle taxi drivers provided free services for the general public and tourists within Hat Yai City Municipality from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, using the same stops. Vehicles providing a free service had stickers with the words “Free rides, doing good for father.”

In Bueng Kan, the Abbot of Wat Pa Ban Pan La temple, Phra Sombat Sampattithakaro and volunteers, set up a free vegetarian canteen in front of Bueng Kan Subdistrict Municipality Fresh Market, providing a free lunch to the general public as a tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The kitchen was run by nuns, cooks, and volunteers serving food to villagers.