Friday, 14 October- Offices and Schools to remain Closed to Mourn the Passing of the King of Thailand

thai_king_half_mastTomorrow, the 14th of October, 2016, will be observed as a Day of Mourning in Bhutan. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand passed away on the 13th of October, 2016.

The National Flag will fly at half mast to honour the memory of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol, and offices and schools will remain closed to enable the people to visit temples and offer prayers.

His Majesty the King of Bhutan will visit the National Memorial Chorten tomorrow and lead prayers. Prayers at the Tashichhodzong will be led by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother.

For the next seven days, butter lamps will be lit and special prayers offered at Thimphu Tashichhodzong, Thimphu National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Thai Pavilion, Centennial Park, Punakha Dzong, Trongsa Dzong, Trashigang Dzong, Paro Taktsang, Paro Kyichu Lhakhang, Tali Dratsang, Samtse Shiv Mandir, and Phuentsholing Zangtopelri.

His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol has been an exceptional leader, a comforting presence in the lives of every Thai citizen. His Majesty’s enduring service for the welfare and well-being of his people will be remembered with honour and respect.

The Royal Families of Bhutan and Thailand have shared exceptionally warm relations over the years, which have been mirrored by strong bonds of friendship between the two countries.

His Majesty King Bhumibol’s passing brings profound grief to the people of Bhutan. His Majesty The King and the people of Bhutan offer sincere and heartfelt condolences to the grieving people of Thailand.

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