H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand in 2022

H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand in 2022
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X of Thailand. Image via Wikimedia Commons

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H.M. King's Coronation
  Dates of H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand
2023 Thailand Thu, May 4 National Holiday
2022 Thailand Wed, May 4 National Holiday
2021 Thailand Tue, May 4 National Holiday
2020 Thailand Mon, May 4 National Holiday
2019 Thailand Mon, May 6 National Holiday

The Thai government has announced May 4th will be a public holiday henceforth to mark the coronation of the King in 2019

When is H.M. King's Coronation?

Since 2020, the King's Coronation has been a public holiday in Thailand on May 4th each year,

The coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn took place on the morning of May 4th 2019. 

About H.M. King's Coronation

A royal procession and inauguration of the King’s official name and signature was held on May 5th, including the re-establishment of royal family members’ ranks.

Monday May 6th 2019, the final day of His Majesty the King's three-day coronation was a special national holiday. On the final day, the King received foreign diplomats and greeted his people.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known by the title King Rama X,  ascended to the throne in December 2016 following an invitation by the parliament after the death of his revered father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2016  after 70 years on the throne.

His coronation followed a mourning period for Bhumibol, whose grand funeral was held a year after his death.

The official coronation was a mix of Buddhist religious ceremonies and Hindu Brahmin rituals. 

Officials will attend ceremonies to commemorate the coronation two years ago when His Majesty the King completed the ancient rites, including accepting royal regalia symbolizing the kingship and purification bathing rite with consecrated water.

At the Grand Palace, the king pays homage to the nine preceding kings of the 239-year-old Chakri dynasty, which was founded in Bangkok in 1782.

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