H.M. King's Birthday in Thailand in 2020

H.M. King's Birthday in Thailand in 2020
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X of Thailand. Image via Wikimedia Commons
  How long until H.M. King's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 254 days.
  Dates of H.M. King's Birthday in Thailand
2021 Thailand Wed, Jul 28 National Holiday (in lieu)
2020 Thailand Tue, Jul 28 National Holiday
2019 Thailand Mon, Jul 29 National Holiday (in lieu)
2018 Thailand Wed, Dec 5 National Holiday
2017 Thailand Tue, Dec 5 National Holiday
  Summary
The day commemorates the birthday of the King of Thailand, Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X.
  Local name
Wan Chaloem Phra Chonmaphansa Phra Bat Somdet Phra Chao Yu Hua

When is King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday?

This national holiday in Thailand is held annually on July 28th.

If July 28th falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

The day commemorates the birthday of the King of Thailand, Vajiralongkorn, who was born on this day in 1952.

History of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday

Known as Rama X, King Vajiralongkorn has reigned Thailand since October 13th 2016, following the death of his father, King Bhumibol. His father had ruled Thailand for over 70 years and as a mark of respect and to allow the country to mourn the passing of their beloved king, Vajiralongkorn did not accept the throne until December 1st 2016.

Vajiralongkorn was born on July 28th 1952. He is the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.

Vajiralongkorn was 64 when he became king, making him the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne.

Previously this holiday was celebrated on the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5th. From 2017, the King's Birthday has shifted to July 28th, but December 5th remains a public holiday in Thailand to mark the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

On H.M. King's Birthday, most government offices, banks and businesses will be closed. Many shops will remain open and there is no ban on the sale of alcohol.

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