Nation celebrates King’s Coronation Day

People from all walks of life are gathering together in Hua Hin  in Prachuab Khirikhan Province to mark Coronation Day today (May 5). 

They are wearing yellow shirts, holding pictures of the king and sitting along Petchkasem Road amid the summer heat in order to welcome His Majesty the King today.

Some of the well-wishers said they were afraid that they would not find seats today so they have come Saturday  and have brought along small mosquito nets.

Meanwhile, the traffic in Hua Hin has been running smoothly, although Petchakasem Road in front of Klaikangwon Palace will be closed from 03:00 p.m. onwards Sunday.

Today (May 5), at 10.30 a.m., His Majesty the King will proceed from Piam Suk Building to Rajapraja Samakhom Pavilion in Klai Kangwon Palace, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, to attend a merit making ceremony held in celebration of the Coronation Day.

By Royal Command, Prasat Phra Thep Bidon, or the Royal Pantheon, in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, is open to the public on May 5, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is to allow members of the Royal Family, civil servants and members of the public to pay homage to the past kings of the Chakri Dynasty.

Yesterday (May 4), His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn  performed  the royal ceremony to mark the Coronation Day, May 5, at Amarindravinitchai Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.

The Crown Prince, accompanied by the Royal consort, Her Royal Highness Princess Srirasmi, arrived at the Amarindravinitchai Throne Hall at 3.30 pm.

He  paid homage to the Buddha image representing the Ninth Reign and listened to religious chanting by a chapter of senior Buddhist monks.

His Royal Highness  made offerings of gold and silver flowers to the deity protecting the Throne which is placed underneath the Nine-Tiered White Umbrella of State. This was followed by the Court Brahmin reading an announcement on the Royal Ceremony Celebrating the Coronation Day. The Buddhist monks then chanted prayers blessing Their Majesties the King and Queen.