Father’s Day in Loving Memory of HM King Rama IX
5 December is Father’s Day and was the birthday of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great
In Thailand, the commemorative day is celebrated as Father’s Day in the loving memory of a monarch who dedicated his life to serving the people as the Father of the Nation. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce joins the nation in commemorating the great king and celebrating the king’s work in conserving soil resources essential for food security and sustainable development. Throughout his life, King Bhumibol Adulyadej showed the way to his people, exemplified through the ten virtues after which he led his own life:
- Not causing harm
- Endurance and patience
- Not going wrong
About King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Bhumibol Adulyadej also called Phumiphon Adunlayadet or Rama IX, (born December 5, 1927, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.—died 13 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand), the ninth king of the Chakkri dynasty (1950–2016), which has ruled or reigned in Thailand from 1782, and Thailand’s longest-serving monarch. He was a grandson of King Chulalongkorn and was born while his father, Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, was studying at Harvard University. Bhumibol immediately succeeded to the throne following Ananda’s mysterious death (the circumstances of which were never explained). He was formally crowned on 5 May 1950. As monarch, Bhumibol enjoyed immense popularity. He led an active ceremonial life and, despite his limited governmental powers, on several occasions played a crucial role in mediations that either resolved or helped to avoid political crises.
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