Thailand’s National Day

For many years, December 5 has been marked in Thailand as the birthday anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX), with the holiday officially called วันคล้ายวันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษาพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช บรมนาถบพิตร (Wan Khlai Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paramin Maha Phumiphon Adunyadet Borommanat Bophit) in Thai. The date has also been observed as Father’s Day in the Kingdom as King Bhumibol … Continue reading Thailand’s National Day

Thai National Fathers Day / วันพ่อแห่งชาติ

I moved to the Kingdom of Thailand nearly twelve years ago. As an American, I was particularly enthralled with the constitutional monarchy that ruled Thailand and, most strikingly, the overwhelming love and adulation Thai people hold for their beloved and recently departed King Rama IX, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great whose full title in Thai was Phra Bat Somdet Phra Paraminthra Maha Bhumibol Adulyadej Mahitalathibet … Continue reading Thai National Fathers Day / วันพ่อแห่งชาติ