The Coronation of King Bhumibol — Thailand #1666a (1996)

One of my favorite stamps portraying His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX, is Scott #1666a which is titled “Royal Progress by Land”. The king is pictured riding upon a sedan chair borne by royal dignitaries during his coronation on May 5, 1950. The hat His Majesty is wearing in the image reminds me somewhat of a cowboy hat (although this one is … Continue reading The Coronation of King Bhumibol — Thailand #1666a (1996)

Thailand #280 (1950)

The Holiday That Was: Coronation Day / วันฉัตรมงคล

On May 5, 1950, His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej became the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty amidst elaborate coronation ceremonies held in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The anniversary was celebrated throughout the Kingdom between 1951 and 2016 as Coronation Day (วันฉัตรมงคล — Wan Chat Mongkol), and observed at the Grand Palace by a series of religious rites lasting for three days … Continue reading The Holiday That Was: Coronation Day / วันฉัตรมงคล