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Phuket to hold mass ceremonies to honour Rama 9

PHUKET: People across Phuket are invited to join memorial activities to honour the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama 9 of the Chakri Dynasty, at Saphan Hin on Saturday (Oct 13).

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By The Phuket News

Wednesday 10 October 2018, 04:34PM


Memorial services to honour the deeply revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be held at Saphan Hin this Saturday (Oct 13). Photo: Royal Household Bureau

Memorial services to honour the deeply revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be held at Saphan Hin this Saturday (Oct 13). Photo: Royal Household Bureau

The occasion will commemorate two years since the passing of the deeply revered King Bhumibol, who reigned over Thailand for seven decades.

Phuket Vice Governor Prakob Wongmaneerung announced today (Oct 10) that merit-making ceremonies will be held at Saphan Hin Park, on the outskirts of Phuket Town.

Government officials are to wear the official white uniforms, while private organisations and educational institutions may wear their own uniforms. The general public are asked to wear yellow.

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The activities will begin at 7am with a mass prayer led by Buddhist monks, followed by the merit-making giving of alms to 89 monks at 7:30am.

The laying of wreaths in front of an image of King Bhumibol will begin at 9am.

A candle-lighting ceremony will begin at 6:30pm, with 89 seconds of silence to observed nationwide at 7pm.

 

 

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