Showing posts with label National Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Holiday. Show all posts

Saturday, 6 May 2017

#Thailand - Royal cremation ceremonies to be broadcast live on all channels.


All TV channels will broadcast live the royal cremation ceremonies of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October. 

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Friday that the royal cremation ceremonies on all five days, from October 25-29, will be broadcast live by all channels.
The Cabinet had earlier announced a national holiday on October 26, the cremation day.
Wissanu said the government had no intention to announce more holidays. 

He said it was too early to decide if the government would also declare holidays on October 25 and 27 to enable Thais from other provinces to travel to Bangkok to participate in the ceremonies.
Source - TheNation

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Thais celebrate their love for nation's father

MILLIONS of Thais nationwide wore yellow shirts yesterday as they joined various activities to mark the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whom they regard as the country's unifying figure and father. 

 His Majesty's birthday has also been celebrated for decades as Father's Day.

Yellow is the traditional Thai colour for Monday, the day the King was born.

Avenues in the capital and main streets in the provinces were decorated with lights and festooned with the King's image.

On this auspicious day, Thais went to temples to make merit, give alms, donate money and items to the less privileged and carried out charitable acts in honour of the highly revered monarch.

"I have a deep love for the King and want him to be healthy," said Suchada Charan, a retiree from Bangkok, after giving alms to Buddhist monks in honour of the King’s birthday. "Father's Day in Thailand is the King's day. He is our father," she said.

In Kanchanaburi's Sangkhla Buri district, a village of 150 Karen sang a song specially written by a teacher in the Karen language to wish the King continued longevity and good health.

In Chiang Mai, more than 500 people donated blood at the Red Cross.

In Phetchaburi, revellers took free boat trips to catch a glimpse of bruda whales as part of the charitable "Boat for Dad" event.

In many provinces "Bike for Dad" T-shirts were handed out ahead of Friday's staging of the nationwide cycling event honouring the King.

At the Police General Hospital, five poor people were given renal replacement therapy for free to mark the day.

In Phitsanulok, more than 60 food stalls provided free vegetarian meals.
 Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the candle-lighting ceremony at Sanam Luang last night.

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn |yesterday led a number of religious and |royal ceremonies to mark the King's birthday. He will lead more than 600,000 people in |the "Bike for Dad" event next Friday (December 11).

A similar cycling event was held in August to honour Her Majesty the Queen's birthday.

The King did not make a public appearance on his birthday as he normally would. He was last seen in public on September 1. He cancelled a public appearance to mark his birthday last year on medical advice.

The King has spent the past few months at Siriraj Hospital, where he was treated for "water on the brain", or hydrocephalus, a build-up of cerebro-spinal fluid that surrounds the brain.

A large number of people gathered at the hospital yesterday to offer their good wishes to the King on his birthday. Many of them shouted "Long live the King" near the building where he now lives.

His Majesty is the third oldest monarch in the world, after Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who is 89 years old, and Malaysia's King Abdul Halim, who turned 88 last week.

The King's reign of 69 years is the longest for a living monarch, followed by Elizabeth II and Abdul Halim, who have ruled for 63 and 57 years respectively.
Source: The Nation

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Friday, 23 October 2015

Thai Junta announces 'Bike for Dad’ will not be a holiday

The Thai government yesterday shut down holiday excitement rumors percolating on social media, and announced that Friday, Dec. 11 would not be national holiday.

Despite the fact that the "Bike for Dad" cycling event to celebrate national Father's Day will be held on that Friday, the junta spokesman Weerachon Sukondhapatipak said that they have not even considered making Dec. 11 another national holiday in addition to the Constitution Day on Dec. 10.

The “Bike for Dad” cycling event will be held at 3pm on Dec. 11. While the route is still being decided, it is expected to take place on Ratchadamnoen and Yaowarat roads and the busy Ratchaprasong junction.

Good luck getting home from work, guys.

On Sunday, Aug. 16, the Bike for Mom event attracted approximately 40,000 cyclists in Bangkok alone to ride through a 42-kilometer route. The event was held nationwide where a total of 146,266 cyclists participated, setting the Guinness World Record for a mass cycling event.

Source: Coconuts