Happy Father’s Day! Long Live the King!

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In Thailand, Father’s Day is set as the birthday of H.M the King. December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). This year, H.M is celebrating his 86th birthday. Traditionally, Thais celebrate by giving their father or grandfather a Canna flower (ดอกพุทธรักษา Dok Buddha Ruksa), which is considered a masculine flower; however, this is not as commonly practiced today. Thai people will wear yellow on this day to show respect for the king, because yellow is the Color of the day for Monday, the day King Bhumibol Adulyadej was born. In 2007, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was seen leaving the hospital wearing a baby pink blazer. Today, Thais wear pink instead of the yellow.

Happy Father’s day! Long Live the King!

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