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Public encouraged to dress in subdued colors after mourning

The Office of the Prime Minister has advised the general public to wear polite, appropriately coloured clothing on October 30th, 2017, after the end of mourning period for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Ormsin Chivapruck, elaborated on what the general public and civil servants should do, after the mourning period. He said the state offices should start removing black ribbons and signs of condolences at public places and workplaces, following the enshrinement of the late King’s royal ashes in the evening of October 29th, 2017.

The government has previously extended the one-year mourning period for government offices and officials to October 29th, 2017, an observation which includes flying the national flag at half-mast.

Mr. Ormsin has said Thailand will officially ends the mourning period on October 30th, 2017, and no specific guidelines and dress codes will be imposed. However, the general public are advised to start with dressing in subdued instead of black. They should refrain from wearing bright, colorful clothing.

The national flag will be hoisted to full-mast as usual from October 30th, 2017. Government offices and residences may continue to display pictures and portraits of His Majesty the late King, if considered appropriate.




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