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Millions of Thais nationwide celebrate King’s birthday

BANGKOK, Dec 5 -- Millions of Thai throughout the country offered alms to Buddhist monks early Sunday to celebrate their revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 83rd birthday. Meanwhile the Marine Department will close river traffic for all vessels from noon for an illuminated boat procession along the Chao Phraya River that will

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Thai people celebrated another remarkable night of Loi Krathong festival

Sukhothai, Tak, Chiangmai, and Bangkok yesterday hosted the most colorful Loi Krathong festival ever, with thousands of floating lanterns, lighting boat parades, cultural performances, and Nop-pa-mas beauty pageant for people to enjoy. Loi Krathong festival is a Thai tradition held on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month.

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Thailand starts preparing celebration of king’s 84th birthday

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Sunday his government has already started the preparation of celebrating King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday anniversary next year. He said 2011 will mark the seventh circle of the king's birthday and the nation will celebrate the occasion throughout the year. The first major activity will

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Bangkok: Red Shirts gather at Democracy Monument

Red Shirts gather at Democracy Monument to commemorate losses in political turmoil BANGKOK, Oct 10 – Supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) on Sunday began their rally by assembling at Saladaeng intersection and later moved to the Democracy Monument to light 20,000 red candles as a memorial

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