Thailand Adds Two New Holidays to the Year

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BANGKOK — Two new national holidays marking the reign of King Rama X were added to the calendar Tuesday by the interim cabinet.

The two new holidays include July 28, King Vajiralongkorn’s birthday, and Oct. 13, which will mark to the death of his father, King Bhumibol.

That means a net gain of one holiday for the country, for now. May 5, which celebrated the coronation of King Bhumibol, will no longer be a national holiday.