Mourning period for King Rama IX extended

Kingdom Grieves September 26, 2017 18:05

By Khanittha Thepphajorn
The Nation

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The Cabinet has extended the period of mourning over the passing of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej by 15 days to October 27 this year.

Mourning period for King Rama IX extended

The late monarch, whose reign spanned seven decades, passed away at the age of 89 on October 13 last year. 

The government has officially announced the one-year mourning, which will now be extended by 15 days. 

“National flags at government agencies and Thai embassies will fly at half mast during the extension period too,” Government Spokesman Lt General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday. 

The Royal Cremation Ceremonies for the late King will run from October 25 to 29, with the actual cremation being held on October 26. 

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