Thailand #2227a (2006)

Chakri Day / วันจักรี

April 6 is annually celebrated in Thailand as Chakri Day (วันจักรี — Wan Chakri). Officially known as ‘King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day’ (วันพระบาทสมเด็จพระพุทธยอดฟ้าจุฬาโลกมหาราชและวันที่ระลึกมหาจักรีบรมราชวงศ์), it marks the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) in 1782. One of King Rama’s first acts was to make Bangkok the capital of Siam (modern day Thailand). The Chakri … Continue reading Chakri Day / วันจักรี

Siam #160 (1914)

Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ

Vajiravudh Dau (Wan Wachirawut — วันวชิราวุธ) is observed each November 25 in Thailand to commemorate the passing of King Vajiravudh in 1925. Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramentharamaha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาวชิราวุธฯ พระมงกุฎเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama VI, was the sixth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, ruling from 1910 until his death. King Vajiravudh is known for his efforts to create and promote Siamese … Continue reading Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ

Thailand #922 (1980)

Happy Thai Mothers Day / วันแม่ของไทยมีความสุข

Today is the 83rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (สิริกิติ์) of Thailand, queen consort of His Royal Majesty King Bhumiphol Adulyadej (ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช).  Born on August 12, 1932, in Bangkok, she met the King in Paris where her father was the Thai ambassador.  Following a road accident in October 1948, Sirikit visited Bhumiphol frequently at the hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The King selected a boarding school … Continue reading Happy Thai Mothers Day / วันแม่ของไทยมีความสุข