Mothering Sunday in the UK is celebrated much earlier (March 26th this year) than in Thailand.
The celebration was was first introduced in Thailand on 15th April 1950. Then in 1976 it was changed to 12th August to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Mother of all Thai people. It is a public holiday.
During the month of August, Thai households and public places are be decorated with lights, decorations and portraits of or most beloved Queen. It is very much like a festival and people decorate the streets and houses beautifully.
Thais everywhere take this day as an opportunity to thank their own dear mother for her unconditional love. They do this in the same way as the UK by treating them to dinner and gift giving.
There are of course many ladies who are like mothers to us, our children or the community and we mustn’t forget to show our thanks to them too.
On March 26th Tom Yam would like to offer all ‘mums’ dining with us a free glass of prosecco to show our own thanks to all you lovely ladies.
If you are dining with us on this day please do book early as we fill up quite quickly!