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Daemon
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Chakri Day

Chakri Day is a national holiday in Thailand to commemorate the enthronement of Rama I, who founded the Chakri Dynasty in 1782. He was born Chao Phraya Chakri in 1737 and had become Thailand's leading general when a palace coup took place in Thon Buri. The dynasty he established has headed the country to this day, although the end of absolute monarchy came in 1932. The king was given the title Rama after his death. Ceremonies on April 6 honor his deeds and the founding of Bangkok as the capital. More...
curmudgeonine
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 9:05:48 AM

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celebrated in Thailand
Marguerite
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 9:43:24 AM

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Chao Phraya Chakri was give the name Rama I, a name I just love. He was the General who usurped the throne and became King. He created the city of Bangkok as the capital of Thailand. I wonder if Thailand were called Siam back in the day?
monamagda
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There is an old Thai prophecy that says the present Chakri dynasty would only last for nine generations—King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the ninth Chakri monarch—and that a tenth one would be disastrous. Given the current political context in Thailand, this prediction has become nine times more believable today.
Haz
Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:27:23 PM

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There is a prophecy here in England also that we will no longer have royalty after Elizabeth II. We can live in hope.
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