10 May The Passing of King Bhumibol
This National Holiday is held in remembrance of the death of the late King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej. If 13 October falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday.
The Late King
To commemorate the death of the late King Rama IX, Bhumibol Adulyadej, a minute’s silence will be held across Thailand at 3.52pm to mark the exact time the revered monarch died at age 88 following a long spell of poor health.
H.M. King Bhumibol reigned Thailand from 9 June 1946 until his death on 13 October 2016, making him the longest-reigning monarch ever in Thailand’s history.