The Passing of King Bhumibol (in lieu) in Thailand in 2019

The Passing of King Bhumibol (in lieu) in Thailand in 2019
King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
  How long until The Passing of King Bhumibol (in lieu)?
This holiday next takes place in 23 days.
  Dates of The Passing of King Bhumibol (in lieu) in Thailand
2021 Thailand Wed, Oct 13 National Holiday
2020 Thailand Tue, Oct 13 National Holiday
2019 Thailand Mon, Oct 14 National Holiday (in lieu)
2018 Thailand Mon, Oct 15 National Holiday (in lieu)
2017 Thailand Fri, Oct 13 National Holiday
  Summary
In remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX

When is the Passing of King Bhumibol?

This national holiday in Thailand is held annually on 13 October.

If October 13th falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

The day commemorates the death of the late King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

A moment's silence will be held across the nation at 3.52pm to mark the exact time the monarch died at age 88, following years of poor health

History of King Bhumibol

Known as Rama IX, he reigned Thailand since June 9th 1946 until his death on October 13th 2016, making him the longest-reigning monarch ever in Thailand's history.

Despite being a constitutional monarch, and not legally being allowed a role in politics, Bhumibol made several decisive interventions in the Thai political sphere and has been credited with helping facilitate Thailand's transition to democracy in the 1990s.

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