H.M. the King’s Birthday

H.M. the King’s Birthday is a public holiday in Thailand to commemorate the birth of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the longest reigning monarchy in the world. People in Thailand celebrate H.M. the King’s Birthday along with Father’s Day on 5 December every year.

When is H.M. the King’s Birthday 2013?
H.M. the King’s Birthday 2013 falls on Thursday, 5 December 2013.

When is H.M. the King’s Birthday 204?
H.M. the King’s Birthday 2014 falls on Friday, 5 December 2014.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born on December 5, 1927. He ascended the throne on 9 June 1946 and have reigned Thailand until recently. Thus, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is widely knows as the world’s longest reigning monarchy. The birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is observed as Father’s Day as well as national holiday in Thailand while the birthday of Queen Sirikit, King Bhumibol’s birthday, is commemorated as Thailand’s Mother’s Day which is also a public holiday.

H.M. the King’s Birthday 2012 Celebration
During the celebration of H.M. the King’s Birthday in Thailand, some large portraits of the King are displayed throughout the country. Flags, banners, and lamps, are also set as a decoration along many streets in Thailand to celebrate King’s Birthday as an honor to H.M. the King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Besides those jazzy decorations, parades, musical concerts, festivals, and street market are also organized during H.M. the King’s Birthday celebration. Since the event is observed as a public holiday, most Thailand employees are granted a day off so that they are able to enjoy the festive atmosphere of King’s birthday.

H.M. the King’s Birthday is known as Father’s Day in Thailand. Thus, many people in Thailand pay respect to their father during the day by giving the fathers gifts or taking them to have dinner at a restaurant.

Happy H.M. the King’s Birthday 2013 ! Happy Thailand Father’s Day 2013 !