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  • Passing of the Late King 2023

    Thailand Public Holidays
    Starts
    10-13-2023 03:00 PM
    Ends
    10-13-2023 11:00 PM
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    Thailand Holidays

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    For decades, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the only king the people of Thailand knew, and he remained in power even when numerous prime ministers and military coup leaders came and went. He became a symbol of stability and was much beloved by the people of his realm.

    Born on 5 December, 1927, Bhumibol Adulyadej died on 13 October, 2016. He took the throne in 1946, reigned for 70 years, and came to be called “Father of the Nation”. After a long struggle with illness, he finally passed away, at the age of 88.

    One year later, the king was cremated and transported on a restored, golden royal chariot in an elaborate procession to Phra Merumat, to be interred with many of his ancestors of the Chakri Dynasty, which began back in 1782. Shrines were erected in the king’s honour all over the nation, and the mourning over his death lasted a full year.

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      Remembrances of King Rama IX held at Siriraj Hospital, Rajabopit Templ

      Today marks the fifth anniversary of the death of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (also known as King Rama IX), Thailand’s leader and the second-longest ruler of any country of all time. Across the nation, people are paying their respects to the much-loved previous King and commemorating the anniversary of his death.

      The dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University held a ceremony in front of Siriraj Hospital, where King Rama IX received much of his medical treatment in the time leading up to his death. The courtyard was adorned with two large portraits of the late King where the dean led a group of executives, doctors, nurses, and members of the public in a religious ceremony at 6:30 am.

      The dean oversaw a presentation of alms and other necessities receive by 10 monks who then guided prayer chanting in tribute to the beloved King. After, many of the executives read statements of praise in order to pay respect in front of a portrait of King Rama IX. Hundreds of spectators gathered to observe the ceremony, dressed in white or yellow in honour of the King.

      Rajabopit Temple also held a significant ceremony with Minister of Interior Anupong Paochinda hosting a wreath-laying ceremony. The Supreme Patriarch held a saffron robe offering ceremony as a fundraiser for scholarships for Thai monks started by King Rama IX.

      Provincial offices across Thailand I’ve also been holding commemoration ceremonies in honour of the adored Thai King. Many provinces hostel garland-laying events and observed 89 seconds of silence in honour of the 89 years the King lived before his death 5 years ago. Face masks and social distancing for Covid-19 safety were observed at all official events.

      King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne in 1946 and after the death of Emperor Hirohito of Japan in 1989, he was the longest-serving current monarch until his death in 2016, holding power for 70 years and 126 days. He was 88 years old at the time of his death. The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth took the throne in 1952, 6 years after the Thai king, and has now reigned for 69 years, making her now the oldest living and longest-serving current monarch in the world, 4th of all time after Louis XIV, King Rama IX, and Johann II of Liechtenstein.

      Long life the King !!
      Thai People and People around the World will never forget you

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