The Office of Traditional Arts has received 50 Himavanta creature stucco figures, which will use to decorate the Royal Crematorium of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, from Phetchaburi's stucco makers. The figures will be colored in the next process. Other works by over 50 stucco makers from Phetchaburi, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, and Bangkok are expected to be finished in August.
At the Yasothon Provincial City Hall, Governor of Yasothon Mr. Boontham Lertsukekasem recently led volunteers representing all nine districts to make nine bouquets of cremation flowers, each of which contained nine lotus flowers made from natural materials. The province aims to produce 250,000 cremation flowers for distribution to mourners taking part in the royal cremation ceremony for HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the City Hall and district offices this October.
At Nakhon Sawan Kindergarten in Nakhon Sawan province, Provincial Governor Mr. Thanakom Chongchira recently chaired a ceremony to accept sandalwood flowers made by the school's teachers, students, and their parents. The flowers consisted of 10,136 individual pieces and 109 bouquets. The province's target is to make 999,999 flowers in honor of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The Phang Nga provincial administration recently organized a workshop for volunteers wanting to produce traditional sandalwood flowers that will be handed out to the public to pay a final tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the Royal Cremation Ceremony on 26 October 2017. Natural materials, such as rubber tree leaves, are being used to make Anaxagoras flowers, which symbolize the province. The use of local resources is also in keeping with His late Majesty's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy. The provincial administration aims to produce a total of 3,000 sandalwood flowers.
The Governor of Bangkok Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang recently revealed that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging the general public to decorate their houses and offices with yellow flowers during the royal cremation ceremony for His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, from 25 to 29 October 2017. Since the flower takes 55-60 days before it blossoms, the general public can inquire about more information on planting the flower from all staffs in Bangkok's public parks. The BMA is also preparing to plant 400,000 trees of yellow-colored flowers: marigold, sunflowers, Mexican daisies, trail daisies, and yellow trumpet bushes to decorate Bangkok’s roads for the royal crematorium, in respect of His late Majesty.