May 4th Coronation Day designated annual public holiday by cabinet
The cabinet has designated May 4th as Coronation Day and another annual public holiday, bringing the total public holidays for this year to 19.
The 19 public holidays in Thailand now include:
June 3rd Her Majesty Queen Suthida’s birthday
July 28th His Majesty King Maha Vajiravudh’s birthday
August 12th Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday (Mother’s Day)
October 13th Marking the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
December 5th The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday (Father’s Day)
On Her Majesty Queen Suthida’s birthday, the government has arranged several activities to be held in honour of HM the Queen, beginning with a merit-making ceremony at Sanam Luang at 7.30am, to be chaired by the Prime Minister. Alms will be presented to 410 monks.
A similar merit-making ceremony is to be held at all provincial halls across the country.
At 7pm, the Prime Minister will lead a candle-lit ceremony at Sanam Luang to express good wishes to the Queen and, in the provinces, a similar ceremony will be held at provincial halls.
A host of public service activities have been planned from June 1st through 10th, such as free legal consultations on labour problems, free haircuts, teeth and eye examinations.