Chulalongkorn Day 2018 / 2561 วันปิยมหาราช

Today — October 23 — is the national holiday of Wan Piya Maharat (วันปิยมหาราช) or Chulalongkorn Day. It marks the anniversary of the death of King Chulalongkorn, known in the West as King Rama V, the fifth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri. His full name as king was Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poraminthra Maha Chulalongkorn Phra Chunla Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาจุฬาลงกรณ์ พระจุลจอมเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว) but … Continue reading Chulalongkorn Day 2018 / 2561 วันปิยมหาราช

Prince of Chumphon, Father of the Royal Thai Navy

December 19 is one of several causes of celebration within the Royal Thai Navy throughout the year with observances marking the birth in 1880 of Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince of Chumphon, who was proclaimed the “Father of the Navy”. Similarly, the anniversary of his death on May 19, 1923, at the young age of 43, is marked as Abhakara Day. Other RTN holidays include Royal Thai … Continue reading Prince of Chumphon, Father of the Royal Thai Navy

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 #1170 (1987) - digitally cropped

National Youth Day / วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ

Each year on September 20th, Thailand celebrates the birthdates of two former kings — Chlalongkorn (Rama V) and Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) — with the observance of National Youth Day (Wan Yaowachon Haeng Chat — วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ). The United Nations had proclaimed 1985 as International Youth Year and invited its members to celebrate the year under the slogan, “Participation, Development and Peace”. Thailand decided to participate by designating … Continue reading National Youth Day / วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ

Thailand #TH-1016 (2013)

Thailand Post Day / วันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทยวันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทย

Today is celebrated by posties here in the Land of Smiles as Thailand Post Day, marking the date in 2003 that the government-owned company — Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) — separated into two companies, CAT Telecom and Thailand Post Company Limited.  They come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), which itself was only formed in October 2002 and … Continue reading Thailand Post Day / วันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทยวันที่โพสต์ในประเทศไทย