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Chulalongkorn Day

Chulalongkorn Day in Thailand is celebrated on October 23rd each year unless the day falls on a weekend and then it will be celebrated on the following Monday. This day commemorates King Chulalongkorn who passed away on October 23, 1910.

Celebration\ Observance

People will spend the day relaxing with family and friends. This day is a national holiday with government offices and most businesses closed.

History

King Chulalongkorn was the fifth monarch of Siam (Thailand) from the Chakri dynasty and was thought of as one of the best. He introduced social and political reforms including the removal of slavery which helped the country modernise.