Merit Making For H.M. The King

Mr. Surachai Kanasa, the Governor of Samut Prakan, led government officials and local people in giving alms to 99 monks in honour of His Majest the King on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.  The ceremony started, on the morning of 5th December 2009, at 6.30 a.m. with chanting and was then followed by alms giving. Afterwards, 1,000,000 sea creatures, such as shrimps, were released into the Chao Phraya River. This evening, Mr. Surachai Kanasa will lead the local people to light candles to wish the monarch a happy birthday.


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