Friday, 23 October 2015
23 October of every year is a national holiday in Thailand as it marks “King Chulalongkorn Day" or known in Thai as "Wan Piyamaharaj Day". It is the memorial day of the passing away of King Chulalongkorn, otherwise known as King Rama V. King Chulalongkorn led several major reforms in Thailand, for example in the areas of Thai educational system, military affairs, State Railway and Slave Liberation Act without bloodshed in Thailand.
King Chulalongkorn or Rama V
A real good description of who King Chulalongkorn or Rama V was, can be found at the website of the Thai Embassy in Singapore, here.
During this official Thai holiday, all official institutions like banks, government buildings and offices, schools and so on will be closed.
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