School Close: 4 May 2023 – Coronation Day

School Close : Thursday 4, May 2023

Coronation Day

The Coronation of the Thai monarch is a ceremony in which the King of Thailand is formally consecrated by anointment and crowning. The ceremony is divided into two main events: the coronation rites and the celebration of the Assumption of the Residence. The coronation rites are a blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions dating back several centuries. The rites included the purification bath of the king, the anointing of the king, the crowning of the king, and the investiture of the royal regalia, the royal utensils, and the royal weapons of sovereignty. The Assumption of the Residence is a private housewarming celebration by members of the royal family at the Grand Palace.

Historically, the coronation usually took place as soon as possible after the death of the previous monarch. This followed the custom that an unconsecrated king cannot bear certain regalia nor carry out any religious functions. However, in the last century this tradition has been replaced by a mourning period of about a year after the succession. The most recent coronation was held on 4 May 2019 for King Vajiralongkorn.

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School Close: 5 Dec 2022 – The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday

School Close : Monday 5, Dec 2022

The Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Birthday

December 5 each year, the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, marks one of the most significant days for Thai people. The day, which is a public holiday, is also observed as Thailand’s National Day and National Father’s Day. Thai people celebrate this auspicious occasion on a grand scale to show gratitude to their beloved monarch.


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School Close: 24 October 2022 – Substitution Day of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

School Close : Monday 24, October 2022

Substitution Day of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

Chulalongkorn Day, celebrated annually on 23 October and usually observed by all companies and organisations, commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn, who died on this day in 1910. King Chulalongkorn, or King Rama V, was the fifth monarch from the Chakri dynasty of which the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the 10th ruler.

At the age of 57 and having ruled what was then Siam for 42 years since ascending the throne at the age of 15, he was one of the Kingdom’s most revered heads of state.

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