Thai Heritage Conservation Day

02 Apr 2020  Thu

Thai Heritage Conservation Day is an annual observance in Thailand held on April 2. It has been celebrated since 1985to commemorate the birth anniversary of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the second daughter of King Rama IX, who was born on April 2, 1955.

To honor Princes Sirindhorn and celebrate the Royal Family's contribution to the creation and conversation of national heritage for generations to come, the government of Thailand established Thai Heritage Conservation Day. It was first held on April 2, 1985, in honor of Sirindhorn's 30th birthday, and has been celebrated annually ever since.

On the occasion of the holiday, numerous cultural activities are held, including, but not limited to, academic seminars, exhibitions, lectures, concerts. They are aimed at providing the knowledge of Thai heritage and exhibiting the variety of Thai culture. On this day, citizens are encouraged to decorate buildings with the national flag.

The above note is a 100 Thai baht banknote issued in the year 1978. The banknote depicts King Bhumibol Rama on the obverse and the national statue of Thailand which is the most important heritage monument of the country.

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