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Jul 28 2023


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H.M. King’s Birthday

The H.M. King’s Birthday is a national holiday in Thailand celebrated on July 28th every year. The day commemorates the birthday of the King of Thailand, Vajiralongkorn, who was born on this day in 1952. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. The holiday was previously celebrated on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5th, which remains a public holiday in Thailand. On H.M. King’s Birthday, most banks, government offices, and businesses will be closed. Many shops will remain open, and there is no ban on the sale of alcohol. The day is celebrated with many events and ceremonies, including the lighting of candles and the singing of the royal anthem. The holiday is an important cultural event in Thailand, and it is a time for the Thai people to celebrate their monarchy and their national identity.