December 11, 2015 - All Day

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Following the success of “Bike for Mom” held in August, “BIKE FOR DAD” is a cycling event to celebrate the 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 5 December 2015. The series of events, to be held between 11-13 December 2015.

Objectives of Bike for Dad:
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn initiated this cycling event to pay tribute, together with the people of Thailand, to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday Anniversary. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince himself will lead the group of cyclists on Friday 11 December 2015. The event was organised with the following objectives:

  • To pay tribute and express loyalty to His Majesty the King
  • To express gratefulness to the Father of the Land
  • To promote harmony amongst Thai people
  • To promote good health and well-being
  • To promote Thai arts and culture through the royal “Khon” performances
  • There will be 4 main events

  • “Bike for Dad” in Thailand and 66 cities around the world
  • Outdoor “Khon” performance in 5 Acts
  • Act 1 – Vishnu Defeats Nontook
    Act 2 – Abduction of Sita by the Demon King Thotsakan
    Act 3 – Building the Land Bridge to Lanka (“Jong Tanon”)
    Act 4 – Hanuman Pledges Allegiance – On the Battlefield (“Hanuman Thawai Phon” – “Yok Rob”)
    Act 5 – Rama Returns to Ayodhya

  • Exhibition at Amporn Sathan Palace
  • Photo Contest
  • Outdoor performance of royal “Khon” (masked dance)
    The staging of royal “Khon”, or masked dance performance, during the birthday celebrations this year is carried out on the intiative of the Crown Prince, who values the arts and culture which are the foundation of Thailand’s heritage. As with other nations, Thai arts and culture are a vital component of the fabric of society. “Khon” has long been associated with and preserved by members of the royal family. His Majesty the King has ensured that this form of art is preserved as a national treasure, and Her Majesty the Queen has further revived it as a national heritage. The Crown Prince continues the tradition of passing on this legacy to the next generations of Thai people.

    Exhibition of the Works of His Majesty the King
    An exhibition will be held to pay tribute to His Majesty the King for his countless works aimed at improving the livelihood of his people. Never-seen-before portraits of His Majesty will be exhibited as well as pictures of His Majesty’s talents in various fields, including diplomacy. The exhibition will be held between 11-13 December 2015.