Thailand is a culturally rich destination. This manifests in the country’s many festivals and celebrations. Thai National Flag Day, for instance, is an important event replete with numerous festivities.
What is Thai National Flag Day?
Thai National Flag Day is the day that celebrates the country’s tricolour flag. The flag was issued by Thailand’s king. The flag has five stripes, representing three colours: blue, red, and white. Red symbolises those who protect the country, while the colour white demonstrates religious purity, and blue represents the monarchy. The celebration falls on September 28th.
As a tourist attraction
This is an attractive and culturally intriguing event to be witnessed. If you are planning to visit the country in September, make sure you catch a glimpse of the celebrations. This is one of the many incentives to visit the country during September; apart from the low accommodation rates offered by places like SAii Phi Phi Island Village – tourists can enjoy one of the main cultural events of the country while enjoying the comforts of a Phi Phi Island Resort.
History of the national flag
The history of the Thai flag goes back to the 1600s. The flag then was nothing more than a red banner; the banner was used by Siamese ships. Later, King Rama I included a white chakra, which symbolised the Thai kingdom. During the era of King Rama IV, there was a white elephant featured in the flag. The flag became the current version of it in the 20th century, although the blue stripe was added in 1916.
The main celebration of the day is held at Lumpini Park. The raising of the flag initiates the celebrations. At 8 AM, you can hear people sing the national anthem and the royal anthem. The day is celebrated across Thailand; the city halls are packed with government officials and members of the public celebrating Thai National Flag Day.