21 Sep King Bhumibol’s Birthday Observed
Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday is National Holiday held annually on 5 December. If this date falls on a weekend then the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
The Late King’s Birthday Observed
5 December commemorates the birthday of the late King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej.
This date is also Thailand’s National Day and when Father’s Day is celebrated in Thailand.
Streets and buildings, not only in Khao Lak but all across Thailand will display flags, bunting and portraits of the late King. Around the Grand Palace area of Bangkok, the streets are decorated with thousands of marigolds.
Marigolds are chosen for their yellow colour, the predominant colour of the celebrations. The late King was born on a Monday and in Thailand yellow is the colour for Monday.