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Thailand's Royal Family Celebrates Coronation Day with Grand Festivities

(CTN News) – Thailand’s royal family commemorated Coronation Day with three days of celebrations, including religious rites and an army parade, as reported by Nation Thailand.

Thailand’s monarch and queen commemorated the fifth anniversary of Maha Vajiralongkorn’s reign, which began in 2016.

Coronation Day, which happened on Saturday and marked the end of the three-day festivities, was celebrated across the county.

The coronation ceremony in the Grand Palace began with the king paying tribute to Buddha images. He also showed respect to the Supreme Patriarch by providing him with food.

Later, other royal family members, councilors, and high government officials fed the 19 monks.

Following that, King Vajiralongkorn sprinkled holy water over the royal regalia.

King Vajiralongkorn is Thailand’s tenth ruler from the Chakri dynasty. His coronation ceremony was held on May 4-6.

His net wealth is $43 billion, making him Asia’s richest monarch. He’s married four times and has seven children.

On May 4, the Thai military forces fired a 21-gun salute to kick off the three-day celebrations.

Historical Background: Origins of the Thai Monarchy.

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Maha Vajiralongkorn

Thailand’s monarchy has a centuries-long history, originating in ancient kingdoms like Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. The country’s concept of kingship is profoundly entrenched in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, with monarchs seen as divine and entrusted with a sacred duty to rule justly.

Key Historical Figures:

Thailand has been ruled by several powerful rulers throughout history, and their legacies are still felt today. From King Ramkhamhaeng, the Great of Sukhothai, to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s longest-reigning king, these individuals have significantly impacted the country’s growth and identity.

Modern Thailand Royal Family Structure: Roles and Responsibilities.

In modern Thailand, the Royal Family is a unifying force and a symbol of national identity. While the monarchy’s political power has waned over time, its members continue to play key ceremonial and symbolic roles in Thai society, such as presiding over religious rituals, charitable events, and government gatherings.

Current Members

The current Royal Family consists of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, popularly known as King Rama X and Her Majesty Queen Suthida. The King’s closest family members, including his offspring and siblings, have key responsibilities in the monarchy.

Cultural Significance

The Royal Family has a particular place in the hearts of Thais, who consider their kings with tremendous reverence and affection. The institution is inextricably linked to Thai culture and traditions, affecting everything from language and art to religious practices and social norms.

Traditions and Ceremonies

Thailand’s Royal Family is well-known for its elaborate ceremonies and rituals, many rooted in centuries-old traditions. From coronations and royal weddings to annual festivals and religious observances, these events reinforce the monarchy’s major role in Thai society.

 

Arsi Mughal is a staff writer at CTN News, delivering insightful and engaging content on a wide range of topics. With a knack for clear and concise writing, he crafts articles that resonate with readers. Arsi's pieces are well-researched, informative, and presented in a straightforward manner, making complex subjects accessible to a broad audience. His writing style strikes the perfect balance between professionalism and casual approachability, ensuring an enjoyable reading experience.

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