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

H.M. Queen's Birthday in Thailand in 2020
Official portrait of Queen Suthida. Image via Royal Household Bureau
  How long until H.M. Queen's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 262 days.
  Dates of H.M. Queen's Birthday in Thailand
2020 Thailand Wed, Jun 3 National Holiday
2019 Thailand Mon, Jun 3 National Holiday
  Summary
This holiday marks the birthday of the queen of Thailand, Queen Suthida.

When is H.M. Queen's Birthday?

The Queen's Birthday is a national holiday in Thailand held annually on June 3rd since 2019. If June 3rd falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

This holiday marks the birthday of the current queen of Thailand, Queen Suthida.

The birthday of Queen Dowager Sirikit will also remain a holiday as National Mother’s Day on August 12th.

History of H.M. Queen's Birthday

His Majesty the King named General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya the new queen on May 1st 2019 and conferred upon Queen Suthida the formal title of Her Majesty the Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana on May 4th 2019.

The Queen was born on June 3rd 1979. She graduated from Assumption University in 2000. She took up a job as a flight attendant with Jalways Airlines – which is now part of Japan Airlines – from 2000 to 2003 and later Thai Airways in 2003 till 2008. Suthida had been serving in the Ratchawanlop Guards, a unit of bodyguards protecting the then-Crown Prince, since 2013, according to Thai media.

The announcement of the new holiday was made by Nattaporn Jatusripitak, spokesperson for the deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs. The proposal from the Secretariat of the Cabinet for the Cabinet’s declaration was made in response to a royal command from His Majesty the King.

Across Thailand, buildings are decorated to honour their queen, with the most splendid are in Bangkok, where many buildings and streets are festooned with coloured lights, flowers, and portraits of the queen.

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