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May 4 approved as Coronation Day

The cabinet has approved the designation of May 4 as the Coronation Day and public holiday

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday announced May 4 as a public holiday to honor His Majesty the King’s formal coronation, bringing the total number of holidays to 19.

The cabinet approved the date as a holiday in a weekly meeting today, government spokesman Apisit Chainuwat told the media.

It’s the latest change to the calendar under the new reign. June 3, the birthday of the newly crowned Queen Suthida, was added as a holiday last week. The birthday of Queen Dowager Sirikit will also remain a holiday as National Mother’s Day.

Here’s updated information on the 19 public holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
  • Makha Bucha Day (full moon in February)
  • Chakri Memorial Day (April 6)
  • Songkran (April 13-15)
  • Coronation Day (May 4)
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (May, to be specified)
  • Visakha Bucha Day (full moon in May)
  • Queen’s Birthday (June 3)
  • Asaha Bucha Day (full moon in July)
  • Beginning of Lent Day (first waning moon in July)
  • King’s Birthday (July 28)
  • Queen Mother’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day (Aug 12)
  • King Bhumibol Memorial Day (Oct 13)
  • King Chulalongkorn Memorial Day (Oct 23)
  • King Bhumibol’s Birthday Anniversary, National Day and National Father’s Day (Dec 5)
  • Constitution Day (Dec 10)
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31).

Holidays, King Rama X

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