BANGKOK (NNT) – The Cabinet has designated 4th December of every year, the Day of Unity, in line with the royal initiative of His Majesty the late King Rama IX. The day is however not a public holiday.
A Deputy Government Spokesperson, Trisulee Trisaranakul said on Tuesday the Cabinet has declared 4th December of every year, the Day of Unity, making it an important day for the country but not a national holiday.
The naming of this special day is aimed at promoting the importance and value of unity, encouraging members of the general public to treat each other with respect and know their roles in promoting the prosperity of the united nation.
The Day of Unity was first mentioned in a royal speech by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 4th December 1991. The day will now be observed a day before the National Day on 5th December.
The declaration of the Day of Unity also shows respect for and appreciation of the monarchy, which has long been an important institution that takes care of the people, and promotes the sense of personal sacrifice, love, and unity.