Dec. 5 to Remain Father’s Day and National Holiday

Well-wishers gather for a second day on Oct. 13 to pray for King Bhumibol at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok.

BANGKOK — Dec. 5 will remain a national holiday after Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday countersigned a royal order from King Rama X.

The day will mark three important occasions: National Day, Father’s Day and the birthday of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The statement said the date would be used to pay gratitude to the late king’s dedication to the country and its people.