October 13th marks the third anniversary of King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s death. As King Rama IX, the day has a particular significance to Hua Hin with his Royal Residence here and many royal projects as a source of ongoing pride and remembrance.
The government has designated the day as a national holiday, and since this year the date falls on a Sunday, a bank holiday will be observed on Monday, October 14th.
Additionally, October 13th is the end of Buddhist Lent, traditionally a non-alcohol day.
All banks and government offices are closed for the days.