5 December King of Thailand Birthday and Fathers Day. by KanyaBotan

The King’s Birthday, Father’s Day, National Day
King Bhumipol Adulyadej was born on December 5, and this day is now celebrated as Father’s Day across Thailand. Thai people may give a dok Buddha ruksa (also known as a canna flower) to their fathers and grandfathers on this day. Many people also wear yellow, which is the king’s color. This day is also celebrated as National Day. The reverence in which the people of Thailand hold their king cannot be overestimated.

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Friday, 05 December 2014.
Saturday, 05 December, 2015 (Substitution holiday will likely be Monday, 07 December 2015)

Many Thai people will travel to Hua Hin to celebrate the King’s birthday. Countless more will gather throughout the country to feed monks in the morning.

Note that the Emerald Buddha Temple will be open on December 5-6th, but the Royal Palace will be closed both days, and the Royal Chapel will be closed on the 5th but open on the 6th. See Bureau of the Royal Household for more information (Thai language site). Read more :

http://chiangmaibest.com/kings-birthday/

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