Looking at the more traditional birthday celebrations in Thailand , they do not involve the eating of birthday cakes, balloons or party games. Instead, it involves making merit at a temple, freeing animals such as birds and fish, and paying respects to parents by taking them out for a nice meal or calling them.
The King of Thailand is the head of state and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri. The institution was transformed into a constitutional monarchy in 1932 after the bloodless Siamese Revolution of 1932.
Asanha Bucha Day is a special Buddhist holiday in Thailand marking the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermonat Benares in India over 2,500 years ago. Today is also the start of the period of Buddhist Lent.
She was the queen consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX) and is the mother of King Vajiralongkorn (or Rama X). She met Bhumibol in Paris, where her father was Thai ambassador.
|Queen Sirikit in 1960|
|Queen consort of Thailand|
|Tenure||28 April 1950 – 13 October 2016|
|Coronation||5 May 1950|
Whether you just say happy birthday or you use the Thai phrase ‘suk san wan gert’ (สุขสันต์ วันเกิด), your friends will just be happy that you remembered. Maybe you should make a note of it on your calendar before you forget.
The monarch in question, King Maha Vajiralongkorn , officially known as King Rama X , was crowned in May 2019, almost three years after the death of the previous king, his father Bhumibol Adulyadej. Thanks to restrictions to the Thai press, relatively little is known about Maha Vajiralongkorn .
My taxes!” Thailand’s government has budgeted over $1 billion to finance the monarchy this year, despite the fact that King Maha Vajiralongkorn is one of the world’s wealthiest rulers, with an estimated $40 billion in assets.
In Thailand , you can buy alcohol at a bar, hotel or restaurant at just about any time they are open. At a supermarket, a 7-11, a mom-and-pop store or wine shop , however, there are certain times when you cannot buy alcohol . You cannot buy alcohol in Thailand between the hours of 2pm and 5pm on any day of the week.
Thailand mainly uses the Buddhist calendar which is 543 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar. The year 2020 CE is indicated as 2563 BE in Thailand.
Normal business hours are the same in Thailand as in most other countries. It’s still common for many companies to work a half day on Saturdays. However, there are a number (about 15 days in all) of public holidays on which almost all offices will be closed.