His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday was this year celebrated extravagantly with a festive reception on Monday 5 December 2011 at The Old Stock Exchange in central Copenhagen.
H.E. Ambassador Piyawat Niyomreks and Mrs. Piyapin Niyomreks welcomed the guests in the old building erected by King Christian IV.
The toast to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was delivered by Ambassador, Lord Chamberlain Ove Ullerup. In return, the Ambassador of Thailand led the guests in a toast to her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
Thailand’s two Consul Generals in Denmark, Mr. Carsten Dencher Nielsen and Mr. Ib Thomsen held each a speech on the occasion and Ambassador Piyawat Niyomreks briefed the participants on the severe flooding in Thailand.
Throughout the evening, the guests were entertained by Uptown Jazz Band under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Christian Eugen-Olsen except during a Thai Dance Show. This was performed by the Baan Ram Thai – Don Tri Thai dance troupe who had come from Thailand specifically for this occasion.
The yearly celebration of H.M. The King’s birthday by the Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen are traditionally quite well attended events, but this year, on the auspicious occasion of his 7th cycle birthday, the occasion had drawn in more guests than ever. They all enjoyed a truly delicious Thai dinner and had a splendid evening.