In Thailand, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the ascension of the king on the throne

The people of Thailand on 9 June to take part in the festivities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of king Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama the Ninth). The longest reigning monarch in the world has received congratulations from leaders of countries as well as members of other Royal families, reports the Bangkok Post.

The main celebrations are held at the Great Royal Palace in Bangkok. 770 Buddhist monks prayed for the glory of the monarch. The ceremony was attended by top state officials, including the Prime Minister of prayuth Chan-o-cha and all the members of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Citizens in this day recommended to go out in yellow as a sign of respect to the monarch (yellow is considered a Royal color). Also in the country’s banks on this day you can buy a special commemorative banknote of 70 baht, which queues.

On the 70th anniversary of the ascension to the throne of Thailand in the Kingdom exhibitions, concerts, performances.

It is worth noting that the king of Thailand is currently in a Bangkok hospital. 99 Buddhist monks stayed in the hospital for a religious ceremony, which was attended by some visitors, students and all the staff of medical institutions. This week, the Bureau of Royal court said that 88-year-old monarch has successfully undergone surgery to improve cardiac blood supply, reports TASS.

Bhumibol Adulyadej inherited the throne on 9 June 1946 after the death of his elder brother king Ananda barbershop music appreciation (Eighth Frame). He was officially crowned on may 5 1950, and in 1987 he was awarded the title Great.

Bhumibol Adulyadej is widely revered in Thailand, and the criticism or insult in his address is a serious offense for which the offender faces a prison term. After in 2014, in Thailand there was a military coup, the number of prosecutions for insulting the king in the country has increased dramatically. According to Thai human rights group iLaw, if before the coup two similar cases were recorded, in August 2015 the number was not less than 56.




In Thailand, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the ascension of the king on the throne 09.06.2016

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