HM the King’s birthday

BANGKOK, 4 December 2015: Thais will honour His Majesty the King’s 88th birthday, Saturday, 5 December.

The holiday extends to 7 December, providing Thailand residents with a long–weekend to return to their homes or enjoy a family holiday.

Thai people will wear yellow, a symbol of respect as yellow is the colour for Monday, the day HM the King was born.

inside no 9Public offices and homes will fly the national flag to signify respect for the monarchy.

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will perform a religious ceremony to mark His Majesty’s birthday at the Emerald Buddha Temple at 1700, 5 December.

The 5 December holiday is also designated Father’s Day.

Father’s Day gained nationwide popularity in the 1980s as part of a campaign initiated by Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda to promote family values.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born, Monday 5 December 1927, in the United States and is the world’s longest reigning monarch. This year is his 88th birthday and 69th anniversary of his accession to the throne.

Monday 7 December is a substitution holiday. TTR Weekly joins the nation in celebrating His Majesty the King’s birthday. We will resume our daily online news Tuesday, 8 December.