Thais Show Their Love for Their King on Coronation Day
The coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej took place on 5 May 1950. His Majesty is the ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty. On 5 May of every year, the Thai people rejoice and express their affection and loyalty to him by organizing a celebration on his coronation day.
During the reign of the present king, the ceremony is performed for three days. The first day falls on 3 May in which the following ceremony will be performed; the king performs a merit-making ceremony at the Audience Hall of Amarindra in dedication to the deceased kings while Buddhist monks chant, give a sermon and perform a requiem on the royal ashes of the deceased kings. On 4 May, the Coronation Ceremonies begin with the proclamation of the Coronation Day read by the Chief of Brahmin priests followed by an evening chanting performed by Buddhist monks. Finally, 5 May is the actual date of the ceremony in which food is to be offered to monks and followed by a celebration of the Royal Regalia. At noon the Army and Navy fire a 21-gun salute in honour of the king. On this day, His Majesty the King also presents the royal decorations to the people who have made a valuable contribution to the country.
On Saturday morning at Muang District of Chonburi, Chonburi’s Governor Komsan Ekachai led the people and officials in a ceremony to pay respect to HM the King. Also during the same observance, a Signature signing ceremony was enacted, to unite 22 authorities in Chonburi province to cooperate with each other, and follow the democratic Administrative procedures, to reduce the divisions in political sphere, for the unity of the country.
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