Half Moon Festival is deeply saddened by the passing away of King Rama 9. We shares the suffering of all the people of Thailand. In loving memory of his Majesty the King we have observed a month of grief and have refrained from organizing any event. This is why there has been no Half Moon Festival in October.
For seven decades, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was Thailand’s guiding light. The monarch, regarded far and wide as Father to the nation, took the country out of several deadly turns with his wise counsel. His fortitude and devotion to human development were an inspiration to all.
Regardless of the differences and disparities across Thai society, His Majesty was a solitary constant, a beacon of hope for Thais rich and poor, young and old, rural farmers and urban residents alike.
His Majesty King Bhumibol’s selflessness, generosity and compassion will always be remembered