State Processions

    December 2, 1999: 16.30 hours
    The Oath-Taking Ceremony and Trooping of the Colors of the Royal Guards held in honor of His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary occurs at the Royal Plaza.

    December 5, 1999: 19.59 hours
    The Ceremony to Celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary will be held at Phra Mane Ground (Sanam Luang). Government officials and people in Bangkok will gather at the Sanam Luang Ceremonial site, and those outside Bangkok at the designated places of each province, as is usually done every year. They will light the candles to celebrate the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's Birthday.

    December 9, 1999: 19.30 hours
    The Grand Dinner and Reception given by the Government on the Auspicious Occasion of His Majesty the King's 6th Cycle Birthday Anniversary will take place at the Government House.

    The formal ceremony will be as follows:

    • His Majesty the King proceeds to the Reception site at the Tuk Thai Kufa front yard.
    • The Prime Minister humbly presents his wishes.
    • Thai traditional dancers perform a classical dance for His Majesty theKing's good fortune.
    • A light and sound performance will be presented over a water screen.
    • The Government humbly presents a token to His Majesty the King.
    • The Royal Dinner
    • Two thousand couples of Honored Guests, both foreign and Thai, will be invited to join in the Royal Evening Reception. Approximately 200 members (100 couples) of Royal Family and Honored Guests will be invited to attend dinner with His Majesty the King.


    Other Celebrations

    August 21, 1999: 20.00 hours

    • Concert for Our King:

        Chitralada School organized a special concert in honor of His Majesty the King to commemorate his 72nd birthday. The concert took place at Thailand National Cultural Center, Bangkok, with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn serving as Chairman of the Organizing Committee. It was special as Her Royal Highness princess Ubolratana, the first child of Their Majesties the King and Queen, graciously granted permission for her daughter Khun Ploypailin Jensen to perform at the concert.

    Flags and Other Decorations
    There will be an appropriate decoration of flags, lights, and Royal Emblems at all official government offices and institutions throughout the kingdom. It is required that all decorations conform to the laws and regulations concerning proper display of these decorations. Private houses and all establishments are invited to display appropriate and legal decorations.

    Ceremonies and Entertainment
    In metropolitan Bangkok, all ceremonies and entertainment will be held at Phra Mane Ground on December 5, 1999. Outside Bangkok, all ceremonies and entertainment will be supervised by the College of Arts and Ratchabhat Institutes nearby, and will conform to local cultures and traditions as appropriately and respectfully paying homage to His Majesty the King.



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