HRH Birthday Celebration in Chiang Mai.

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - General Discussion Forum' started by Ian Bungy, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    We had a Visit Yesterday from Khun Ruchuchai who is the Head of the Labour Department Chiang Mai and is also responsible for all Work Permits issued to Foreigners amongst other things!
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    We have known Him since We first came here to Chiang Mai all those Years ago so he has been here at the X-Centre on a number of times. This Visit was to promote an Up coming event :
    HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadej ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช, Rama IX for his 84th Birthday (which is December 5th).
    Khun Ruchuchai would like as many Foreigners to join in with the ceremony and Celebrations as possible, Here is an Explanation of the event and followed by Location and Time schedule:

    Dear Chiang Mai Friends and Other Foreign Residents of Chiang Mai,
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    I am writing on behalf of a members of the Assembly of People of All Nations Who Love the King in Chiang Mai together with the Assembly of People of All Nations Who Love the King in Thailand are happy to invite you, your family and friends to join in the celebration of the King’s birthday of 2011. This is our first time to join together as a city and a nation. It will be on Saturday, the 3rd of December 2011. The celebration will be called “International, We Love Our King”.
    There will be many events that day, but Chiang Mai Friends and other foreign residents are particularly invited to join in a parade that will start at Thapae Gate at 3:30 pm that day. Chiang Mai Friends will have a sign in section in the parade which you represent your countries. We will walk with thousands of our Thai friends and neighbors and even some elephants from Thapae Gate to JJ Market. Please plan to join us for all or some of this expression of respect and appreciation for King Bhumibol Adulyadej ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช, Rama IX for his 84th Birthday (which is December 5th).
    For those of you who decide to join us, you may wish to bring a small Thai flag to carry with you as you walk (some flags may be available at the parade site), or you may wear a national costume from your country, or you may purchase an 84th birthday commemorative shirt, or you may want to just wear a pink shirt, a color used to show love and respect for the King.
    I truly hope many of you will decide to join our parade starting on Saturday, December 3rd at 3:30 pm at Thapae Gate. This is the Chiang Mai community’s expression of love and respect for the King, thanking him for 65 years of tireless work to make Thailand the country we all love today. As a foreign resident of Thailand and as a friend and neighbor in our Chiang Mai community you will be most welcome! Please plan to join us!
    See you on the 3rd,
    Boong Chaladlam
    If you have questions, please contact me by e-mail:chiangmaifriends@gmail.com

    ** WE LOVE THE KING CLUB (INTERNATIONAL) is founded by Khun Ruchuchai Potha, Chiang Mai Labor Department (Work Permit Office at Chiang Mai City Hall) and foreigner and Thai friends.
    **Parking at JJ Market, Near Tesco Lotus, Super Highway. Transportation from JJ to Thapae Gate is provided.
    The programme will be as follows:
    3rd December 2011, Saturday (2 days before His Majesty the King’s birthday)
    3.00 pm - Register at Thapae Gate, Enjoy the music from our friends.
    3.30 pm - Those going to participants
    4.09 pm - A procession well start from Thaphae Gate to J.J. Market
    5.09 pm
    - Participants will sign their names to bless His Majesty in the Book of Well-wishes to His Majesty the King
    6.00 pm - Sing the National Anthem
    6.09 pm - The participants will honor the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold.
    6.30 pm - The participants will present a dance to bless the king 2 groups with each taking about 10 minutes each.
    All guests and participants join in singing the National Anthem
    7.19 pm - Arrival of the Chairman of Ceremony
    - Band plays the King’s song
    - Chairman of Ceremony officially opens the ceremony
    - Chairman of Ceremony pays Royal respects to His Majesty the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony lights the Candle Symbolizing Blessing of the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony recites a Salutation in honor and blessing of His Majesty the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony lights a candle from the Candle Symbolizing Blessing of the King
    - Staff, students and participants light candles to symbolize blessing of His Majesty the King
    - Band plays a song in praise of His Majesty the King (1 song)
    - Chairman of Ceremony leads participants in singing songs in praise of His Majesty the King (2 songs)
    - Chairman of Ceremony and participants altogether salute His Majesty the King
    - Mass display of fireworks and lighting of floating lanterns in celebration of His Majesty the King’s birthday (84 sets)
    * * * After the ceremony, enjoy the performance and bands from many countries* * *

    So for everyone out there this should be a Colourful Celebration of a very Special Date on the Thai Calender and well worth a look if You are in Town.
     
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  3. David Learmonth

    David Learmonth Ol'Timer

    I won't be able to attend, but what a nice gesture! Really good to read that all foreigners are invited & welcome! This chap is obviously keen to promote good relations between all nationalities residing in Thailand. Appreciated.
     
  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    The International, We Love Our King’s Day

    Press Release

    The Assembly of People of All Nations Who Love the King in Thailand, which is a gathering of 117 organizations, is going to hold the Blessing the King Ceremony on the occasion of his 84 Birthday, (o5th DEC 11) . The event is called “The International, We Love Our King’s Day” or In Thai “นานาชาติร่วมใจเทิดไท้องค์ราชันย์”. The purpose of this event is for Foreigners together with Thai citizens to show our mutual respect for His Majesty and give His Majesty our best wishes. To promote the harmony and better understanding amongst people of all backgrounds. To apprecicate His Majesty’s kindness to the nation.

    The schedule of the event is from 02-04th DEC 2011, 09.00-21.00 Hr at Jing Jai (JJ) Market, Assadathorn Road.

    There are 4 main activities.

    1. 02nd DEC 2011 :

    The exhibition of The Thai Environment Day 2011. According to the King’s project.

    2. 2-5th DEC 2011 :

    The competition of exhibition and photo of the king’s activities in the North of Thailand. “ Prapart Nua”

    3. 03rd DEC 2011

    The parade of “International Cultural Costume and tribes” from Thapae Gate to JJ Market (03.30 p.m.) The Privy Counselor Air Chief Marshal Kamthon Sindhvananda and Thanphuying Phungchai Sindhvanan will chair the ceremony.

    4. 03rd DEC 2011

    The honoring the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold by consuls or representatives of each countries/organizations.

    You may wear a national costume from your country, or an 84th birthday commemorative shirt, or you may want to just wear pink, a color used to show love and respect for the King.

    ………………..

    After the ceremony, enjoy the entertainment from bands, singers & performers from all over the world till midnight.

    Thanks and sincere regards
     
  5. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Thanks for the heads up Ian. The 3rd looks like a big day to attend. You and K Long obviously know the all the right people and its great of you to help Khun Ruchuchai by spreading the word of this event to the international and local communities.
     
  6. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Another Update just came in from Khun Ruchuchai,

    November 25, 2011
    Dear Foreigners Brother, Sister.
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    I am writing on behalf of a members of the Assembly of People of All Nations Who Love the King in Chiang Mai together with the Assembly of People of All Nations Who Love the King in Thailand, Chiang Mai Province and 117 organizations to invite you, your family and friends to join in the celebration of the King’s birthday of 2011. This is the first time we shall be coming together as a city and a nation. The celebration will take place on Saturday, 3 December 2011, at JJ Market. It will be called “International, We Love Our King”.
    There will be many events during the day, but Chiang Mai Friends and other foreign residents are particularly invited to join in a parade of international culture and tribes that will start at Thapae Gate at 3:30 pm.
    We are greatly honored that Privy Counselor, Air Chief Marshal Kamthon Sindhvananda and Thanphuying Phungchai Sindhvanan will chair the ceremony.
    After the parade arrives at JJ Market, you are invited to represent your country in honoring the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold.
    You may wear a national costume from your country, or an 84th birthday commemorative shirt, or you may want to just wear pink, a color used to show love and respect for the King.
    I hope you will agree to accept this invitation to join our parade starting on Saturday 3 December at 3:30 pm at Thapae Gate. This is the Chiang Mai community’s expression of love and respect for the King, thanking him for 65 years of tireless work to make Thailand the country we all love today. As a foreign resident of Thailand and as a friend in our Chiang Mai community you will be most welcome! Please plan to join us!
    Sincere regards and best wishes.
    Ruchuchai Potha

    If you have questions, please contact me by e-mail: ruchuchai57@hotmail.com & e-mail: chiangmaifriends@gmail.com
    ** WE LOVE THE KING CLUB (INTERNATIONAL) is founded by Khun Ruchuchai Potha, Chiang Mai Labor Department .(Work Permit office)and foreigner and Thai friends

    **Parking at JJ Market, Near Tesco Lotus, Super Highway. Transportation from JJ to Thapae Gate is provided.

    The programme will be as follows:
    3rd December 2011, Saturday (2 days before His Majesty the King’s birthday)
    3.00 pm - Register at Thapae Gate, Enjoy the music from our friends.
    3.30 pm - Those going to participants
    4.09 pm - A procession well start from Thaphae Gate to J.J. Market
    5.09 pm - Participants will sign their names to bless His Majesty in the Book of Well-wishes to His Majesty the King
    6.00 pm - Sing the National Anthem
    6.09 pm - The participants will honor the King by giving ceremonial objects “Phan Phum” silver and “Phan Phum” gold.
    6.30 pm - The participants will present a dance to bless the king 2 groups with each taking about 10 minutes each.
    All guests and participants join in singing the National Anthem
    7.19 pm - Arrival of the Chairman of Ceremony, Privy Councilor, Air Chief Marshal Kamthon Sindhvananda
    - Band plays the King’s song
    - Chairman of Ceremony officially opens the ceremony
    - Chairman of Ceremony pays Royal respects to His Majesty the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony lights the Candle Symbolizing Blessing of the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony recites a Salutation in honor and blessing of His Majesty the King
    - Chairman of Ceremony lights a candle from the Candle Symbolizing Blessing of the King
    - Staff, students and participants light candles to symbolize blessing of His Majesty the King
    - Band plays a song in praise of His Majesty the King (1 song)
    - Chairman of Ceremony leads participants in singing songs in praise of His Majesty the King (2 songs)
    - Chairman of Ceremony and participants altogether salute His Majesty the King
    - Mass display of fireworks and lighting of floating lanterns in celebration of His Majesty the King’s birthday (84 sets)
    * * * After the ceremony, enjoy the performance and bands from many countries* * *
     
  7. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

  8. ronwebb

    ronwebb Ol'Timer

    Unfortunately we will be in Umphung at this time.
     

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