The Thai Cabinet has announced that June 3 – Queen Suthida’s birthday – will be a national holiday from this year onwards.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Nattaporn Jatusripitak, spokeman for the deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs.
The proposal from the Secretariat of the Cabinet for the Cabinet’s declaration was made in response to a royal command from King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
The government next week will clearly set out activities to honour the queen, besides the traditional merit-making and alms-offering ceremonies for such occasions, Nattaporn added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed that the king intended to organise a thank-you party for police, soldiers and civil servants who played a part in what the monarch called a “smooth, dignified and beautiful coronation ceremony”.
Held between May 4 and 6, the coronation showcased the unique and visually splendid culture of Thailand.
“His Majesty the King has provided funds for the feast,” Prayut said, adding that his government would organise the party by May 24. — ANN
Please help us continue to bring the REAL NEWS – PayPal