Tamarind trees decorated with lights to celebrate HM the King’s birthday

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BANGKOK, 3 December 2013 Tamarind trees in Ayutthaya Province have been beautifully decorated with lights to celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 86th birthday anniversary. 

As the royal birthday is approaching, Ayutthaya Province is preparing itself for the auspicious occasion. Tamarind trees over a century old along Khlong Makram Riang Road and Naresuan Road have been decorated with blue and yellow lights.

The decoration has drawn great interest from both locals and tourists, especially foreigners who have for the first time seen this kind of celebration and loyalty Thai people have for their revered King.

Ayutthaya will hold a grand alms offering ceremony at Wat Phananchoeng Worawihan Monastery on December 5th, at 7am in the morning. Afterwards, there will be an oath-taking ceremony performed by civil servants at the Provincial City Hall, while a candle lighting ceremony will be held in the evening at 19:29 p.m.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will turn 86 on December 5, 2013. Known to his subjects as King Rama IX, His Majesty has reigned over Thailand since June 9, 1946, making him the world’s longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.