Date 21/08/2015

THAI HERITAGE CONSERVATION DAY



THAI HERITAGE CONSERVATION DAY
Translated by Ms. Sirimas Boonrasri and Mr. Rob Dodson
Definition
Thai Heritage Conservation Day means the day of praising Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as a model of conserving a variety of national heritage such as Buddhism, Thai language, Literary work, History, Archeology, Art work, Thai Architecture and Thai music; also to follow His Majesty the King’s work in creating and conserving national heritage for the next Thai generation.
Historical Background
On the occasion of HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s 30th birthday on April 2, 1985 the Cabinet led by Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda, who was the Prime Minister at that time, voted in the meeting on February. 26, 1985 to announce the date of April 2 every year to be "Thai Heritage Conservation Day” in honour of HRH Princess Sirindhorn for her attempt to conserve a variety of national heritage such as Buddhism, Thai language, Literary work, History, Archeology, Art work, Thai Architecture and Thai music.
When the birthday anniversary comes around every year, Thai people remember her activities in conserving Thai heritage and follow Her Royal Highness’s work in creating and conserving national heritage for next Thai generation. Her reputation and works will be recorded in Thai history in the field of heritage conservation. She works with a great effort to benefit the nation and people in conserving culture and art which are a valuable heritage of Thailand.
Suggestions
The cultural activities to be held on Thai Heritage Day
1. To convene an academic seminar for the purpose of providing the knowledge and understanding of Thai heritage and conservation.
2. To provide public knowledge and understanding of Thai heritage and the conservation.
3. To contest a variety of cultural activities.
4. To exhibit the variety of Thai culture.
5. To exhibit HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s work in conserving Thai heritage.
6. To decorate buildings with the Thai National Flag.
7. Any other suitable activities.




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