April 15, 2011

THAILAND: Pattaya celebrates Seniors’ Day

PATTAYA / Pattaya Mail / April 15, 2011

By  Pratchaya Kerdthong

Pattaya celebrated National Seniors Day eight days early so its elderly residents could take part in the holiday commemoration and get to enjoy Songkran with their families.

The Public Health and Environment Department and Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome marked Seniors Day and the anniversary of the Pattaya Senior Citizens Club April 5 with 450 elderly members and club president Pranee Maneesan.

Itthiphol said the April 13 Seniors Day is a chance each year to boost the morale of senior citizens and let younger members of society show their appreciation through water blessings during the Thai New Year. The city offered blessings, as well as games, karaoke and stage and dance shows.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome pours water on the hands of senior citizens and receives blessings in return.

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