School Close: 26 Feb 2024 – Substitution Day of Makha Bucha Day

School Close : Monday 26, FEB 2024

Substitution Day of Makha Bucha Day

Makha Bucha Day is the second most important Buddhist festival, celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabaung in Myanmar.

It celebrates a gathering that was held between the Buddha and 1,250 of his first disciples, which, according to tradition, preceded the custom of periodic recitation of discipline by monks.

In Thailand, Makha Bucha is designated as a national holiday, on which sale of alcohol has been strictly prohibited since 2015.

On the evening, urban temples in Thailand hold a candlelight procession and circumambulation around the main ubosot called a wian thian (wian meaning to circle around; thian meaning candle). Furthermore, people will make merit by going to temples and by joining in with activities.

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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 However, in the last century this tradition has been replaced by a mourning period of about a year after the succession.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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