December 5 is Day of National Importance

The cabinet on Tuesday acknowleged the prime minister’s endorsement of a Royal Command designating December 5 of every year as a Day of National Importance in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Government assistant spokesman Col Athisit Chainuwat said December 5 is a day of importance because it coincides with the late King’s birthday, the National Father’s Day and the National Day.

Meanwhile, the cabinet resolved to make December 5 a public holiday.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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