Chulalongkorn Day

Chulalongkorn Day

October 23
Chulalongkorn Day is a national holiday in Thailand commemorating King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the king who abolished slavery and introduced numerous reforms when the country was still called Siam. He succeeded to the throne in 1868 when he was 15 years old, was crowned in 1873, and ruled until his death in 1910. He had been a pupil of Anna Leonowens, who taught the young prince about Abraham Lincoln. The story of her stay in the royal court, and her teaching of the royal children and concubines, was told in Margaret Landon's book, Anna and the King of Siam . The book was the basis for the popular Broadway musical, The King and I .
CONTACTS:
Thailand Government
Public Relations Dept.
Rama VI Rd.
Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
66-2-618-2323; fax: 66-2-618-2358
thailand.prd.go.th
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 176

Celebrated in: Thailand

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