Thailand #TH-1065 (2015)

The Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย — Ratcha Anachak Thai) is a country at the center of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. With a total area of 198,120 square miles (513,120 square kilometers), Thailand is the world’s 50th largest country. It is the 20th most populous country in the world, with 67,959,000 people (2015 estimate). Officially called the Kingdom of Rattanakosin (อาณาจักรรัตนโกสินทร์ — Anachak Rattanakosin) from … Continue reading Thailand #TH-1065 (2015)

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

Thailand #1221 (1988)

Chulalongkorn Day / วันปิยมหาราช

October 23rd of every year is a national holiday in Thailand as it marks King Chulalongkorn Day or known in Thai as Wan Piya Maharat (วันปิยมหาราช). It is the memorial day of the passing away of Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as King Rama V. Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว) was the fifth monarch of Siam under the House … Continue reading Chulalongkorn Day / วันปิยมหาราช

Thailand #2266 (2006)

Thai National Police Day / วันตำรวจ

Thailand has many national observances, that are regulated by government, but they are not always observed as actual holidays. One such observance is National Police Day (Wan Tamruat — วันตำรวจ), held annually on October 13 since 1915. National Police Day is celebrated in Thailand in various ways. Every city and police station of the Royal Thai Police organizes its own ceremonies and presentations, that mainly make an … Continue reading Thai National Police Day / วันตำรวจ

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

Thailand #1169 (1987)

National Thai Language Day / วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ

Every year, the 29th of July is observed as Thai National Language Day (Wan Paa-Săa Tai Hàeng Châad — วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ).  While regulated by the government, it’s not considered a national holiday. It was established in 1999 as a way to raise awareness of the proper use of the Thai language and the preservation of unique local dialects.  The language is actually regulated by the Royal Institute of … Continue reading National Thai Language Day / วันภาษาไทยแห่งชาติ