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Coronation Day, or Wan Chatramongkol, is a public holiday in Thailand that falls on every 5th of May, though the date is moved to the following Monday should May 5th come on a weekend. The holiday commemorates the 1950 coronation of the present king of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

King Bhumibol began his long reign in Thailand on June 9th of 1946, but it was only on May 5th, 1950, that he was officially crowned and given the title “King Rama IX.” He is the 9th monarch of the long-continued Chakri Dynasty, has reigned longer than any other previous Thai king, and is currently the longest-reigning of all world monarchs.

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