Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

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Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by Gaybutton » Fri May 03, 2019 7:34 am

Sunday, May 5 is the Royal Coronation for His Majesty, the King.

As far as I know at the time of this post, there has been no official word about whether government offices will be open, whether the bars will be open, or whether liquor sales will be restricted.

Just a guess on my part, emphasis on guess, I think the bars will be allowed to open, but there may be restrictions on alcohol sales.

Of course, if there are any official announcements, the information will be posted.

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by thewayhelooks » Fri May 03, 2019 8:39 am

Yesterday's Bangkok Post..... According to the Royal Household Bureau, the coronation ceremonies will last three days, from Saturday to Monday, but the actual coronation date is Saturday.

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by Smiles » Sat May 04, 2019 11:36 am

Certainly have to admire very HiSo Thais when it comes to decoration.

One being on the Scandinavian Minimalism side this weekend will have to take off to Japan, where their take on coronations are a tad different.

THAI STYLE:

Taken directly from my TV. Football and Snooker washed out.

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JAPAN STYLE:

The Chrysanthemum Throne knows no flying buttresses, 7-high umbrellas, nor pastel yellows and pinks (everywhere!).
But you could eat off that floor!

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Cheers ... ( and just one more reason why I love living in Thailand )

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by fountainhall » Sat May 04, 2019 2:32 pm

One part of the Coronation ceremony no-one sees in Japan - bar the Emperor himself and some courtiers - is the important communing with the Sun Goddess Amaterasu from whom Emperors are supposed to descend. I believe it merely takes the form of eating some special rice. But the ceremony takes place over two three-hour sessions. So the temptation is to assume some sort of ritual deflowering might take place - but of whom and of what one is left to wonder. :o

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by Trongpai » Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 am

So no reports for Pattaya? What's open and what's closed? I tried to find out what was going on in Bangkok's bars but no one knew when I made my rounds last Friday.

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by Gaybutton » Sun May 05, 2019 11:28 am

Trongpai wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 am
So no reports for Pattaya?
None that I know of. I haven't heard a thing about the bars.

The only report I can give is, at the time of this post, traffic in some areas is heavy, but at the moment most delays are less than 10 minutes.

If anyone does have bar information for Pattaya, please post.

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by Gaybutton » Sun May 05, 2019 3:41 pm

Royal Coronation Highlights




New National Anthem video



National anthem refreshed with new video

May 4, 2019

The government has unveiled a new music video accompanying the Thai national anthem, saying it is designed to instill pride and patriotism.

Patcharaporn Inseeyong, permanent secretary to the Office of the Prime Minister, said the video is intended to display Thais' love of the nation, though no change has been made to the melody or verses of the anthem.

The 1.16-minute video is released as the nation celebrates the coronation of His Majesty the King. It features people from all walks of life and faiths standing as a show of respect as they sing the anthem.

Ms Patcharaporn said the makeover sends a message about Thais' collective love for the nation, and includes new vocals from young singers.

"The video brings together Thais from all walks of life -- civil servants, soldiers, police, university students, pupils, farmers, fishermen and workers -- who display patriotism through their activities and work.

"But this version also illustrates how they show their love for the country -- through song. When they hear the tune, their eyes focus on the national flag," she said.

The national anthem is played on all radio and television channels twice a day at 8am and 6pm.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... -new-video

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Re: Royal Coronation - Sunday, May 5

Post by fountainhall » Mon May 06, 2019 10:08 am

I watched most of the Coronation Parade on television yesterday. It was hugely impressive. Choreographed to a T. I have no idea how all those thousands of men and women could march in such heat and humidity for so many hours in perfect formation with many, including His Majesty the King, wearing what looked like quite heavy formal and regimental dress! I doubt if any other country in the world can mount such a spectacular display of pomp, splendour and colourful pageantry.

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For those who have never witnessed a full Royal Barge procession, keep looking out for the start of ticket sales. There are relatively few seats available but it is almost the only way to get an unobstructed view without queuing for hours for another very unique and stunning event. I believe it is due to be held in late October or early November.

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