The New King, Maha Vajiralongkorn — Thailand #628 (1972)

With the Royal Cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (Rama IX) of Thailand in lavish ceremonies and processions starting early yesterday morning and continuing until late last night, Thursday, October 13, 2017 (only the second day of the five-day funeral), all eyes will begin to focus on his successor, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (Rama X). The only son of King … Continue reading The New King, Maha Vajiralongkorn — Thailand #628 (1972)

Happy Birthday, Sirikit – Thai Mothers Day

August 12 is designated in Thailand as National Mother’s Day (วันแม่แห่งชาติ — Wan Mae Haeng Chat) which commemorates the birthday in 1932 of Sirikit (สิริกิติ์). the queen dowager of Thailand. Born as Mom Rajawongse (“The Honorable”) Sirikit Kitiyakara, she was the queen consort of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) — the world’s longest-reigning head of state at the time of his death on October 13, 2016 … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Sirikit – Thai Mothers Day

Thailand Post #TH-1131 (2017)

The Birthday of King Rama X

Today, July 28, is a new holiday to the Thai calendar following last year’s death of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej — King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday (Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Somdet Phra Chao Yu Hua Maha Wachiralongkon Bodinthrathepphayawarangkun  (วันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษาสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวมหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร). A number of celebrations are planned throughout the nation in an effort to give the King a higher profile as the final cremation rites for … Continue reading The Birthday of King Rama X