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

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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