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King Prajadhipok Day in Thailand

King Prajadhipok Day in Thailand is held on May 30. This event in the third decade of the month May is annual. Help us Help us 
30 May - King Prajadhipok Day in Thailand
State ceremony. Adopted 7 May 2002.
Prajadhipok, also called Phrapokklao, or Rama VII, (born Nov. 8, 1893, Bangkok, Siam [now Thailand]died May 30, 1941, Cranleigh, Surrey, Eng.), last absolute king of Siam (192535), under whose rule the Thai revolution of 1932 instituted the constitutional monarchy.
All kings in the current Chakri dynasty of Thailand are often referred to as King Rama in the English speaking world. The name Rama was adopted from the name of the Hindu God Rama, an avatar of Vishnu.
According to the constitution, the king is head of the armed forces. He is required to be Buddhist as well as the defender of all faiths in the country. The king also retained some traditional powers such as the power to appoint his heirs, the power to grant pardons, and the royal assent.

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