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Chulalongkorn Day Thailand
23-23 October
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Chulalongkorn Day is also known as Piyamaharaj Day in Thailand and is celebrated every year on October 23 in the memory of one of Thailand's most respected kings, King Chulalongkorn. Chulalongkorn established his throne after the death of his father King Mongkut at the tender age of 15.Chulalongkorn Day, on 23rd October, commemorates the death of King Rama V. Wreaths are laid at the Equestrian Statue at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok to pay homage to his memory.

Students from school take a wreath to the local statue of King Rama V at City Hall. Here they take part in a special ceremony to pay homage to the most revered Thai king in recent history. Many Thais show their respects for the great monarch by placing wreaths at the Equestrian Statue, in the Royal Plaza, Dusit District, on this public holiday. Much of this part of Bangkok was originally built during the reign of King Chulalongkorn and bears the architectural mix of Thai and European styles characteristic of the era. Candles are lit as mark of honor for the departed monarch. People from all walks of life come to show their respect including the police,military,the ruling party as well as civil servants, entrepreneurs, businessmen congregate at the Royal Plaza on King Chulalongkorn Day, Bangkok.

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