H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand in 2021

H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand in 2021
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X of Thailand. Image via Wikimedia Commons

  How long until H.M. King's Coronation?
H.M. King's Coronation
  Dates of H.M. King's Coronation in Thailand
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?

Monday May 6th 2019, the final day of His Majesty the King's three-day coronation was a special national holiday.

The actual coronation took place on the morning of May 4th.  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.

On the final day, the King will receive foreign diplomats and greet 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 follows a mourning period for Bhumibol, whose grand funeral was held a year after his death.

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

Activities related to the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn began on April 6th with people nationwide collecting water for monks to bless on April 8th - 9th. The blessed water will be sent to Suthat Thepwararam Rachaworamaha Viharn Temple in Bangkok for a grand blessing ceremony on April 19th.

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