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Chakri Day

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Chakri Day is celebrated as a national day in Thailand. It is held in April 6 to commemorate the contribution of the kings of Chakri dynasty, who have been ruling Thailand since 1782. The day is an occasion for the faithful Thai people to pay their respect and reverence to the mighty kings.

The celebrations will be held at Temple of the Emerald Buddha and other temples throughout the country to mark this significant day. During the anniversary, His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the 9th King of the dynasty presides over religious ceremonies and leads the wreath-laying ceremony, which will be participated by other royal members, government officers, including the Prime Minister and Thai people to express their thanks and honor to previous monarchs. The people also pay tribute to the statue of King Rama I being the first King of the Chakri Dynasty at King Rama I’s monument at the Royal Pantheon. During the celebration, government offices, some schools and banks will close, except for most businesses.

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