Prince Mahidol Day in Thailand in 2021

Prince Mahidol Day in Thailand in 2021

  How long until Prince Mahidol Day?
Prince Mahidol Day
  Dates of Prince Mahidol Day in Thailand
2021 Thailand Fri, Sep 24 National Holiday
  Summary

The father of King Bhumibol is regarded as the father of modern medicine in Thailand.

  Local name
Wan Mahidon

About Prince Mahidol Day

The September 24th of every year was designated as Prince Mahidol Day in commemoration of his contributions to the development of medical education in Thailand and his selfless devotion to the well-being of Thai people.

Mahidol was the father of King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) of Thailand, and the paternal grandfather of King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X).

He was also regarded as the father of modern medicine and public health in Thailand. He also founded the House of Mahidol, the present Royal Family of Thailand.

Prince Mahidol died on September 24th 1929 at the age of 37.

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