Thai Culture | Chakri Memorial Day | วันจักรี

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Chakri Memorial

Day วันจักรี

 

Chakri Memorial Day is always on the 6th of April and it is a Public Holiday in Thailand. If 6 April falls on a weekend, then the following Monday will be taken as a Substitute Holiday. Officially known as ‘King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke the Great Day and Chakri Dynasty Memorial Day’, Chakri Day commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) in 1782. One of King Rama’s first acts was to make Bangkok the capital of Siam.

Chakri day commemorates the coronation of Rama I but it is also a day for the people of Thailand to recognise the contributions of all the kings in the dynasty.The current and ninth King (Rama IX) of the dynasty is King Bhumibol Adulyadej and is the longest reigning monarch in the world.

The King, accompanied by other members of the royal household, presides over the religious ceremonies held at the royal chapel. He will pay respects to his predecessors at the Royal Pantheon, which contains life-size statues of the first eight kings of the Chakri dynasty, and will lay a wreath at the statue of King Rama I at the Memorial Bridge.
Government offices, schools, and banks close, but most other businesses open as usual on this day.

Chakri Day April 6th

Chakri Dynasty Symbol

 

The Chakri dynasty’s name “Chàgrii ” comes from the rank of “ เจ้าพระยาจักรีศรีองครักษ์ ” who was the chancellor in Thongburi era. The word “ chàkgrii ” is the homophone word “ chàk ” and “ trii ” which was the name of Narai King’s weapon so that King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke decided to use this as the symbol of the dynasty till now.

 

Chakri Vocabulary

คำศัพท์ /kam-sàp/

วันจักรี / wan jàk-grii / = Chakri Memorial Day

วันหยุดราชการ / wan yùt râat-cha-gaan / = Public Holiday

วันหยุดชดเชย / wan yùt chót-chəəi / = Substitute Holiday

พระบาทสมเด็จพระพุทธยอดฟ้าจุฬาโลกมหาราช / prá-bàat sǒm-dèt prá-pút-tá-yɔ̂ɔt-fáa-jù-laa-lôok-ma-hǎa-râat / = King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke

รัชการที่ 1 / râat-cha-gaan tîi nʉ̀ng / = Rama I

ราชวงศ์จักรี / râat-cha-wong jàk-grii / = Chakri Dynasty

เชื้อพระวงศ์ / chʉ́a-prá-wong / = royal lineage

ราชอาณาจักร / râat-chá-aa-naa-jàk / = Kingdom

กษัตริย์ / gàsàt = King

เมืองหลวง / mʉangruǎng = Capital

เดือนเมษายน / dʉanmeesǎayon = April

สำคัญ / sǎmkan = Important

ประชาชน / pràchaachon = People

โรงเรียน / roongrian = School

ธนาคาร / tánaakaan = Bank

ธุรกิจ / túrágìt = Business

ปกติ / pòggàtì = Normally

ปิด / bpìt = close

Learn Thai Culture Chakri Day April 6th

 

 

 

 

Kruu Prae
Thai Language Teacher

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