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Sawasdee Australia presents: King Bhumibol’s Birthday & Thai Father’s Day

Sawasdee Australia presents: King Bhumibol’s Birthday & Thai Father’s Day

THIS EVENT IS NOW TAKING PLACE AT THE OLD MUSEUM

Celebrate Thailand Father’s Day Find out why Thai people regard their beloved King as ‘The Soul of the Nation’.

In Thailand, Father’s Day is set as the birthday of the king. December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. Traditionally, Thais celebrate by giving their father or grandfather a canna flower, which is considered a masculine flower; however, this is not as commonly practiced today. Thai people will wear yellow on this day to show respect for the king, because yellow is the colour of the day for Monday, the day King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born. Thais will light candles and show respect to the king by declaring their faith. This ceremony happens in almost every village in Thailand, and even overseas at Thai organizations.

You now have the opportunity to experience this celebration by joining the Thai Community in Brisbane to pay homage to King Bhumibol on his 87th Birthday and celebrate the Thai National Father’s Day with exhibitions, films, music, candlelight ceremony and more.

The ticket fee gives entry to all activities, films and the evening function.Patrons wishing to attend to the film screenings only can purchase individual film tickets at the box office on the day for $5.

FILMS SCHEDULE

My Daddy’s Song (2012)  12.15pm

Tantai, a musician from Bangkok unexpectedly becomes a substitute teacher at a small school in the province. He struggles to teach a young group of music students to play the songs composed by His Majesty King Bhumibol of Thailand. This is a story of love, hope and friendship inspired by His Majesty’s talent in music.

The Miracle (Mahassajan Leknoi Tae Yingyai) (2012) 13.15pm

‘Kachorn’ a famous radio DJ whose listeners calls him ‘guru’ without realising that Kachorn talks more than what he really knows. His credibility and faith was challenged by a phone call from a young girl named “Keaw”. She asks him “how to make the hen hatch her eggs?” Kachorn says there’s nothing he cannot fix and takes a trip to the province to help Kaew solve her school project. However, he disappoints everyone in the village as he couldn’t make the hen hatch eggs. He realises that faith among his listeners couldn’t last forever if he keeps boasting. He decides to take another journey to help Kaew and to seek his own accomplishment.

The Mystery Hut (Krataum Phee Pa) (2012) 14.15pm

Woon, a talented young doctor who successfully developed anti-cancer drug as part of a research team decided to return to his hometown in the province after learning that his professor, the advisor to the research team, took his credit and won a cancer research award. Back home, Woon met Liew, an old friend from elementary school. Both recall the story from their childhood years about a hut in a jungle, shunned away from people who believe it is haunted by a ghost. In search for truth, Woon and Liew go back into the jungle and discover more than the story most people believe.

The Impossible Dream (2012)  15.00pm

Tong, a 20 year old guy whose life is going nowhere has come across a big turn in life when he picked a “red card”. This requires him to serve a military conscription for 2 years. He volunteers to patrol in the 3 southernmost provinces of Thailand, which has seen escalating unrest for the past decade. There, Tong discovers his ambitious dream and the meaning of life.

Event Snapshot

Dates: Sunday 7 December
Time: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Tickets: Full $49 or $5 per film