Thai National Aviation Day (วันการบินแห่งชาติ)

January 13 is observed each year in Thailand as National Aviation Day (Wan Kanbin Haeng Chat — วันการบินแห่งชาติ). This year, 2018, it happens to coincide with another annual celebration — National Children’s Day (Wan Dek Haeng Chat — วันเด็กแห่งชาติ) which has been observed on the second Saturday of January since 1965. Unusually, I have not been able to find any information online as to when Thai National Aviation Day was … Continue reading Thai National Aviation Day (วันการบินแห่งชาติ)

Siam #160 (1914)

Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ

Vajiravudh Dau (Wan Wachirawut — วันวชิราวุธ) is observed each November 25 in Thailand to commemorate the passing of King Vajiravudh in 1925. Phra Bat Somdet Phra Poramentharamaha Vajiravudh Phra Mongkut Klao Chao Yu Hua (พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรเมนทรมหาวชิราวุธฯ พระมงกุฎเกล้าเจ้าอยู่หัว), or Rama VI, was the sixth monarch of Siam under the House of Chakri, ruling from 1910 until his death. King Vajiravudh is known for his efforts to create and promote Siamese … Continue reading Vajiravudh Day / วันวชิราวุธ