Prayuth makes an announcement about the future of Father’s Day

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced yesterday that the country will keep the holidays related to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, though the names of them may change.

Father’s Day has been, for decades, celebrated on the late king’s birthday, December 5. The other holiday related to the late king is Coronation Day on May 5. There was some wonder about whether these dates would change once the new monarch was in place.

However, the special dates linked to the late king will retain its place on calendars because of the great influence the late king had on Thailand, according to Prayuth.

The PM also said that, after an appropriate amount of time passed, he would suggest the posthumous name of “Bhumibol Maharaj,” or “Bhumibol the Great” as a way to refer to the late King Rama IX, reported The Nation.

Athisit Chainuwat, a government spokesperson, said that activities for December 5, what would have been the king’s 89th birthday, are being scheduled.

 

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