Yep, it’s Mother’s Day in Thailand!
Why do we use jasmine to represent Mother’s Day in Thailand?
Jasmine is pure white in color, its fragrance can be felt from faraway. Furthermore it blossoms all year round. This is equivalent to the love of mother to her child, the love that is pure and has never ceased to exist.
Queen’s Birthday – Long Live Her Majesty.
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Mother of Thailand, this can be no one else other than the Queen Sirikit. In the past, we would always see the news of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit visiting people from all over the country. One of Her projects would be “The Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand” or SUPPORT. Thai name is มูลนิธิส่งเสริมศิลปาชีพในสมเด็จพระนางเจ้าสิริกิติ์ พระบรมราชินีนาถ or the short term ศูนย์ศิลปาชีพ. Her Majesty’s thought on this came up on the very first time of accompanying His Majesty to visit people in one of the suburb areas in 1955. Her Majesty had noticed that villagers in that area were very skillful in handicraft. Hence, Her Majesty had then supported them to expand, to indirectly support them financially, by providing a venue to distribute the products. This came in rather handy when there was any nature disaster and these villagers were unable to do any plantation. They needed not to just rely on agriculture to earn a living, now that another opportunity seen by Her Majesty has blossomed.
Have you told your mom you love her?