Read about the origin, history and celebration of Father’s Day (Father’s Day) in Thailand.
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Father’s Day in Thailand

Origin and History of Father’s Day in Thailand

Father’s Day is celebrated on December 5th and it marks the grand birthday celebration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the monarch of Thailand. This day is a national holiday in Thailand and is celebrated all over the country to express their love and respect for their king and also fathers. King Bhumibol Adulyadej is most loved and longest serving monarch in the history of Thailand. December 5th, is the day when the king Bhumibol Adulyadej was born and as the Thais respect him as the ‘Father of the Nation’, his birthday day is observed as the National Father’s Day.

Local name: Father’s Day

Ways to celeberate Father’s Day in Thailand

Thais celebrate National Father’s day or King’s Birthday with the great spirit and gaiety. December 5th is observed as a grand event, where in people express their heartfelt affection and love to King and fatherly figures. All the streets and buildings are decorated with the flags, lights and other decoratives. The Grand Palace and Ratchadamnoen Avenue areas flowers are most adored. In most of the places religious ceremonies are held for the well fare of the King and in the night the Thai skies sparkle with the colorful fireworks. Thais enjoy the day by walking through the streets in the evening. Many schools make this day a special for fathers by helping the kids to show their respect and love to their fathers.