Thailand keeps Dec. 5 as Father’s Day | The Pinoy Legacy


The government declared to keep Dec. 5, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday, as Thailand’s National Father’s Day.

According to the announcement from the Prime Minister’s Office signed by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha Tuesday, the government had received a royal command of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to establish December 5 of every year as an important day of Thailand for three occasions — King Bhumibol’s birthday, National’s Day and National Father’s Day, Bangkok Post reported.

The passing of King Bhumibol on Oct. 13, 2016 plunged Thailand into an unprecedented sorrow. Government employees were advised to wear mourning colors while tourists were advised to behave respectfully and avoid conducting actions which may be interpreted as festive or disorderly. 

King Bhumibol, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, was succeeded by his son King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun after 70 years on the throne.

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