Today is the National Mother’s Day. Let’s take this celebratory opportunity — at least a public holiday for Thais of course — to just indulge in interesting and fun activities that are organised for mums around town. Here are some of our picks.

The Museum of Floral Culture founded by renowned florist Sakul Intakul is holding “A Flower Garland For Mum” exhibition. This aims to promote Thailand’s floral culture.

The exhibition features exquisite flower garland and floral displays, as well as garland-making workshop, which will be held from today until Sunday.

The Museum of Floral Culture is on Samsen 28. Admission is 150 baht.

Call 02-669-3633/34 or visit

The Queen Sirikit Park in Chatuchak district is holding the “10th Colours Of Flora In Honour Of HM The Queen” fair. The event will be held from 8am-9pm until Sunday.

The fair features a wide variety of activities, including royal project exhibitions, displays of rare animals, butterfly tunnel, concerts in the garden by Academy Fantasia singers, floral competitions, as well as free animal health check-ups. Fresh produce from farmers, plants, flowers and gardening tools are available for sale.

Call the Crown Property Bureau on 02-787-6911–4.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit) invites all Thai star gazers to witness Perseid Meteor Shower or “Mother’s Day Meteor Shower” tonight. Named after the shooting stars that can usually be seen during this time of the year.

The Perseid meteor shower consists of bits of dust from comet Swift-Tuttle, which burn in Earth’s atmosphere. It stretches along the orbit of comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are thought to be the second brightest meteor shower after the Leonids. This year, up to 150 shooting stars are estimated to be seen within an hour, with the highest number of stars expected from 2-3am.

Call 1313 or visit

Major Cineplex offers free tickets for Skiptrace (featuring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville) and Thai film Prik Gaeng (Senses from Siam) only for mothers today. Conditions applied and seats are limited. Also women above the age of 60 who hold M Gen Freedom cards can watch any movie for free at participating Major Cineplex cinemas today.

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SF Cinema also has “SF Love Mom 2016” campaign, inviting movie enthusiasts to post a photo of themselves and their mothers with a message of apology they wish to send to their mums. The photo is to be posted on their Facebook timeline with hashtag #Sorrymom #SFlovemom followed by their name, last name and ID number. Twenty-five photos will be selected to win four movie tickets. Application ends today. Winners will be announced on August 25.