H.M. Queen’s Birthday on June 3 is a day to celebrate the birth of the Queen of Thailand, Queen Suthida. The day was deemed a public holiday with schools and most businesses closed, allowing them to join in the celebrations. Thailand honors its royal family well and so for the queen’s birthday, citizens wave the country’s flag and pictures of her all over. The most beautiful celebrations are held on Ratchadamnoen Avenue in Bangkok, and on the streets near the king’s palace.
History of H.M. Queens Birthday
Queen Suthida was born on June 3, 1978, to the Tidjai family. Ethnically, she is Hokkien and comes from a Thai-Chinese family. She attended Hatyaiwittayalai Somboonkulkanya Middle School and Assumption University where she studied and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts in 2000. After studying, she worked as a flight attendant for JALways Airlines, a Japan Airlines subsidiary, and then Thai Airways International where she left in 2008.
In 2014, Suthida was romantically linked to the Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, and although they were mostly rumors, they seemed to hold water down the line. This, however, did not stop her from achieving excellence in her duties as in August 2014, she was appointed commander of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s household guard. Two years after her appointment, she was labeled by the international media as designated king’s “consort” even though the palace had not officially declared her relationship with Prince Vajiralongkorn.
In December 2016, Suthida was appointed Commander of the Special Operations Unit of the King’s Guard and was promoted to the rank of general, after just six years of service. Her achievements continued, and in June 2017, following the reorganization of the Royal Security Command, she became the acting commander of the Royal Thai Aide-de-Camp Department. Suthida became the Queen of Thailand in May 2019 after the coronation took place in Bangkok.
After the coronation, H.M. Queen’s Birthday was created to celebrate the birthday of Queen Suthida. During the celebrations, colored lights, flowers, and portraits of the queen can be found almost everywhere in Bangkok. People also wear purple, which is the Queen’s ‘color,’ to celebrate. Buildings are also decorated with purple and yellow (the king’s ‘color’).
H.M. Queens Birthday timeline
Suthida is born into the Tidjai family on June 3.
Suthida becomes romantically linked to Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn.
Suthida is promoted to the rank of general after just six years of military service.
Suthida becomes the Queen of Thailand.
H.M. Queens Birthday FAQs
How old is Queen Suthida?
Queen Suthida of Thailand is 44 years of age as of 2022.
How much is King Maha Vajiralongkorn worth?
King Vajiralongkorn is worth about $30 Billion.
What is the most popular festival in Thailand?
The most popular festival in Thailand is Songkran, which is the Thai New Year.
H.M. Queens Birthday Activities
Plan a trip to Thailand to celebrate the day. The rich culture and traditions of the Thai people would make you want to return to the country.
Wear purple to celebrate H.M. Queen’s Birthday. As purple is the queen’s ‘color’, it is only fitting to celebrate her by wearing purple.
Decorate a building
Decorate a building with purple and yellow on the queen’s birthday. These are the royal colors of the queen and king and are used to signify the celebration.
5 Interesting Facts About Thailand
It was never colonized
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to be colonized by a European country.
It has the smallest and largest creatures
The smallest mammal in the world, the bumblebee bat, as well as the largest fish, the whale shark, are found in Thailand.
One-tenth of the population lives in Bangkok
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is home to about one-tenth of the population.
Disrespect for the king leads to imprisonment
Thailand loves its king so much that disrespectful acts toward him are considered treason — this serious offense leads to imprisonment.
Thai culture forbids touching anyone’s head
The head is considered the most important part of the body and,s s such, showing respect for another person’s head is imperative.
Why We Love H.M. Queens Birthday
It celebrates the queen
The day celebrates royalty, which is important to the Thai people. As the queen does what’s best for the people, the people choose to celebrate her.
It gives people a break from work
As the day is a public holiday in Thailand, it gives people a break from work. Who would say no to that?
It is a day for fun
A holiday is a great opportunity to have fun, so everyone should make the most of the day. H.M. Queen’s Day is no exception and the Thai people take full advantage of it.
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