H.M. King’s Birthday for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, July 28th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on July 28, Thailand commemorates H.M. King’s birthday. The day honors the birth of Thailand’s King, Vajiralongkorn, on this day in 1952. He is King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit’s only son.

📆 When is H.M. King’s Birthday?

This year, H.M. King’s Birthday is on July 28th. It is the 4th Friday in July; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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Did you know: He is reported to have a net worth of between $30 billion and $70 billion.

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📜 History of H.M. King’s Birthday

He assumed the throne that evening, on December 1, 2016. From May 4 to May 6, 2019, he was crowned. The Thai government retrospectively declared his rule to have started on October 13, 2016, even though his coronation had taken place months earlier. Rama X, the tenth ruler of the Chakri dynasty, is another name for him. Vajiralongkorn became the oldest Thai king to ascend to the throne when he was 64 years old.
Previously, this holiday was observed on December 5, the day of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday. Although the King’s birthday has been moved to July 28 since 2017, Thailand continues to observe December 5 as King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday. Most banks, government buildings, and establishments will be closed on H.M. King’s Birthday. There is no prohibition on the sale of alcohol, and many stores will remain open.

☑️ H.M. King’s Birthday facts

He has been married
Vajiralongkorn had three marriages and three divorces.

He has daughters and sons
He has three daughters and five boys, four of whom he had before marrying their mother.

He married a former acting commander
Vajiralongkorn married Suthida Tidjai, a former acting commander of the Royal Thai Aide-de-Camp Department, three days before his coronation.

Things to do on H.M. King’s Birthday

Attend ceremonies
Many rituals are held on this day to commemorate the King’s birthday. People gather to commemorate Vajiralongkorn’s birthday with their monarch.

Wear yellow
Officials attending ceremonies should wear cream-colored clothing with a black ribbon. On this day, people are also encouraged to wear yellow in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday.

Learn about Thai culture
This day is an excellent opportunity to learn about Thai culture. Look up information about their culture and traditions on the internet.

📅 H.M. King’s Birthday Observances

2022 July 28 Thursday
2023 July 28 Friday
2024 July 28 Sunday
2025 July 28 Monday
2026 July 28 Tuesday

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