Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011

Geburtstag von seiner Majestät König Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX.

Seine Majestät der König Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama IX. wird am 05.12.2011 seinen 84. Geburtstag begehen.
Nachdem Seine Majestät der König von Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej wegen der Überschwemmungen darum gebeten hat auf kostspiegelige Veranstaltungen zu seinem 84. Geburtstag zu verzichten werden die Veranstaltungen 2011 in diesbezüglich angemessenen Rahmen statt finden.

On 5 December each year, the nation celebrates the birthday of His Majesty the King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Throughout the kingdom homes and businesses are decorated with portraits of the king as well as royal and national flags. Much of Bangkok, particularly in historic Rattakosin district, is elaborately decorated with flags and giant portraits of the beloved Thai king.

On the morning of the king’s birthday many people visit temples to make merit, while festive celebrations are held across the kingdom throughout the day.

On the birthday of the King of Thailand, a special alms-giving ceremony at temples in the morning is followed by a huge festival of music and culture at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. Visitors can also appreciate the beauty of the decorations along Ratchadamnoen Avenue.
The King’s birthday is also National Father’s Day, and Thai’s gather with their families to honor their fathers and grandfathers as well