St. Patrick’s Day

The seventh annual parade for St. Patrick’s Day was a solemn affair as many paid their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away in 2016.

The parade was awash with green as it unfolded along Beach Road, however, as many brought some joy to the city.

Ambassador Rogers marched the parade with Father Peter and a member of the Tourist Police.

Participants came from all walks of life including many disabled and wheelchair bound people from schools and institutes.

Many businesses got involved with the procession too.

We saw children, teenagers and the elderly all dressed up for the day in either traditional Thai dress, attire advertising businesses or St. Patrick’s Day garments.

Ambassador Rogers was accompanied by Father Peter and the students with disabilities.

There were bands playing a multitude of instruments, cars adorned with St. Patrick’s decorations and of course those stunning Thai girls in a variety of costumes.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, winners of Best Decorated Float, 5 years in a row!

Tributes were paid to King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his successor, King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

Children from the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs are ready.

You have to love the way Thai people get involved in these sort of events. They display great enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

An interesting fact – Brendan Rogers, Ambassador at the Embassy of Ireland in Bangkok attended the event for the first time. Great to see.

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