Thailand: National holiday 5 December

December 2, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 2 December 2016: Thais will pay respects, nationwide, to the Late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Monday 5 December, a public holiday that marks his birthday.

The work break extends from 3 to 5 December, providing Thailand residents with a long–weekend to return home to be with their families and pay respect to the Late King, who passed away 13 October, age 88.

The King was the world’s longest serving monarch and played a pivotal role at the centre of national life and rural development. He ascended to the throne in 1946. Read more

Mourners pay respect at Grand Palace

October 31, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 31 October 2016: Thousands of Thais streamed through gates of Bangkok’s Grand Palace at the weekend as the public was granted its first chance to enter the throne hall where the body of Late HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej lies in state.

The Late HM the King, who died 13 October, age 88, was seen as the father of the nation by the people and an anchor of stability in a kingdom often rocked by political turmoil.

His passing has thrust the country into a year of official mourning, with many Thais wearing only black and white since his death and TV channels devoting hours of airtime to footage from his 70-year reign. Read more

Bhutanese King pays respects

October 17, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 17 October 2016: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen of Bhutan are visiting Thailand to pay their personal respects to the Late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed away last Thursday.

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema of the Kingdom of Bhutan arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday. Upon their arrival, they were welcomed by deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Their Majesties visited Grand Palace, Sunday, to pay their respects to the Late His Majesty King of Thailand, who passed away 13 October at 1552. Read more