Thais celebrate Queen's birthday

Thais celebrate Queen's birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife, Naraporn, pay respects to Her Majesty the Queen in front of her portrait at the Grand Palace on Wednesday. (Government House photo)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife, Naraporn, pay respects to Her Majesty the Queen in front of her portrait at the Grand Palace on Wednesday. (Government House photo)

Activities were held on Wednesday for people in all walks of life to mark Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife, Naraporn, led the cabinet ministers to write well-wishing messages at the Grand Palace for the Queen, who turned 42 on Wednesday.

A ranger in Cho Airong district of Narathiwat province writes a well-wishing message on the occasion of the Queen's birthday on Wednesday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)

The Grand Palace also opened for royal family members and dignitaries to write messages to Her Majesty.

In other provinces, the same activities were held at provincial halls, with provincial governors leading the events.

Pathum Thani released 200,000 fish into the Chao Phraya River to mark the occasion as governor Pinit Boonlert said it was one of the most important days for all people in the kingdom.

Volunteers in all provinces dredged canals and conducted other activities to mark this special day.

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