Fine Arts Department in preparation for entertainment programs at royal funeral

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BANGKOK – The Fine Arts Department has been planning the entertainment program for the upcoming royal funeral.

For the royal funeral of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, the Fine Arts Department has prepared an ancient shadow puppet show as a part of the program, which will be performed throughout the day.

Other entertainments include musical performances by various bands, including the orchestras from all four armed forces as well as that of the Fine Arts Department’s Office of Performing Arts.

Director of the Office of Performing Arts, Anek Artmangkorn has advised the public that all entertainments and performances at the royal funeral will be presented in the grandest way possible while adhering to traditional practices.

According to Thai traditions and ancient culture, entertainments at the royal funeral are intended to provide a welcome to everyone arriving to take part in bidding a final farewell to the beloved King, who will rise to heaven, and for all in attendance to adopt a festive attitude to end months of mourning.