PM Asks Public To Wear Yellow on Mondays in Tribute to King

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has asked citizens to stand in solidarity with government employees and state enterprise workers by wearing yellow shirts every Monday to show loyalty to His Majesty the King, commemorating his 72nd birthday this year.

Following the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Mr. Srettha, clad in a yellow outfit, announced plans to honour the King’s significant sixth-cycle birthday on July 28.

He has directed government employees to wear yellow shirts featuring the sixth-cycle symbol every Monday and at other appropriate times.

Mr. Srettha has also urged individuals in the private sector and the general public to don the symbolic yellow shirts and recommended that state buildings be adorned with the corresponding flag.

The government had previously announced its plans to organize activities in honour of the King’s 72nd birthday.

These events will include a royal barge procession along the Chao Phraya River to honour the traditional royal Kathin ceremony, marking the end of Buddhist Lent, a large-scale monk ordination in celebration of the King’s birthday, and the creation of unique commemorative coins.

From next week, sacred relics of Buddha and his main disciples, Sariputra and Moggallana, will be enshrined in Thailand for worship in celebration of the King’s birthday.

The relics, originating from India, will be exhibited at Sanam Luang for public homage from 9 am to 8 pm, starting February 22 until March 19, 2024.

Subsequently, the relics will be moved to Chiang Mai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Krabi, allowing people from different areas to pay their respects. Eventually, the relics will be returned to India.