Thai newspapers from December 7, 2009 showing large photos from HM The King's appearance and brief address on December 5.
From Matichon Weekly, December 4-10, 2009 - Hand in hand
HM The King's 82th birthday - December 5, 2009
December 5 is the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. During this national holiday, buildings and trees are decorated with lights and people stroll the streets with their family and friends. It is also Thai Father's Day. It is a tradition for Thai businesses and publications to offer their birthday wishes to their monarch.
This year and last, the King has not given his annual birthday address to the nation. Her is something about the address from a past year:
2004: HM The King's annual address to the nation
From Siamrath, December 4-10, 2009 - Long live the King
From Nation Weekend, December 4, 2009 - There is only one in the world
From Daily News, December 5, 2009 - Celebrating the great and auspicious day
From ThaiRath, December 5, 2009 - TV pool broadcasts live the King’s attending the meeting - [people] Cherish HM King’s prestige from the Siriraj Hospital to the Amarintravinijchai royal Throne Hall - Ratchadamneon Road magnificently decorated - Queen of England sends birthday message
From Than Setakit, December 3-5, 2009 - Under HM King’s royal prestige - 82 [age of the King] - Long Live the King, reconciliation to the nation - [is]gift of the land
From Post Today, December 4, 2009
From Matichon, December 5, 2009
From Komchadluek, December 3, 2009
The headline reads: Celebrating 9 days and 9 nights for December 5th [HM the King's birthday] the great and auspicious day
From Komchadleuk, December 5, 2009 - The world altogether celebrates HM King’s birthday - Queen Elizabeth sends a royal message to celebrate HM King’s birthday - The Royal Household Bureau announces end for signing wishes to celebrate HM King at the Siriraj Hospital on December 5th - Well wishers are to sign names at the Sala Sahathai Samakom Pavilion at Grand Palace - Ratchadamneneon Road magnificently decorated - Celebrating HM the King - Many people join the celebrating fair on Ratchadamneon Road
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