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In Remembrance of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Mourning Period Extended for Government Officials

10 October 2017 (Readers 325)

The Cabinet on 10 October 2017 extended the mourning period for government officials and state enterprise employees for another 17 days, from Friday, 13 October 2017, to Sunday, 29 October 2017, which is the end of the Royal Cremation Ceremony.
Monday, 30 October 2017, is set as the end of the mourning period for government officials. All government offices, state enterprises, and educational institutions in Thailand, as well as Thai government offices overseas, will also lower the national flag to half mast during the period, from 13 October to 29 October.
Starting from 1 October 2017, television stations have adjusted the color tones and content of their aired shows. From 13 October onwards, entertainment programs will stop or be reduced, while more special programs featuring final tributes to His Majesty the late King will be presented.
Entertainment venues have been requested to cancel certain entertainment events and activities as deemed appropriate, as a mark of respect for the Royal Cremation Ceremony, which is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017.
Some traditional festivals may take place as usual, although the celebration aspects should be omitted or subdued.
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