Pretty in Pink for H.M. The King

Tomorrow is the 82nd Birthday for H.M. The King. In past years, most Thai people would wear yellow in honour of His Majesty. In Bangkok there would be a sea of yellow. However, after the PAD hijacked the colour yellow and forever took it away from representing His Majesty, a new colour has emerged. People now wear pink to honour the King. At the ceremony held at the school this morning, all of the teachers had to wear pink shirts. Tomorrow, in Samut Prakan, we have two main events. This is merit making with 100 monks at 6.30 a.m. in the morning and then a candlelight celebration at 6 p.m. in the evening. I will be there to cover both events for our local newspaper and also our news site at www.paknam.com. I have been instructed that all of the media have to wear pink shirts tomorrow with the “Press Association of Thailand” logo on it. I think we will all be pretty in pink tomorrow.

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