CLICK HERE to watch Suab Hmong News coverage of Thai, Hmong, and Lao Communities in USA pay respect to Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 23, 2016.
Wachong Vang, son of General Vang Pao, and Senator Foung Hawj with many Hmong representatives from the Hmong community in Minnesota attended the mourning gathering at Thai temple in Elk River, MN to pay respect to Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
THING YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO GO TO THAILAND DURING 2016 AND 2017
If you are planning to travel to Thailand from now until the end of the year 2016 or sometimes during the 2017, you need to know the following:
1. After the King passed away, there is a 30 days and one year period of mourning. 30 days period of mourning is for the entire country. One year mourning is for government official in all levels.
2. Thai people are wearing black during the 30 days period of mourning and Thai government officials are wearing black throughout the one year period.
3. The 30 days period of mourning will be ended on November 13 or 14, 2016 and the one year period of mourning will be ended on late 2017.
4. The King’s body will be cremated (based on Thai Culture) at the end of the one year period.
Security is very tight in Thailand at major places such as airports, malls, and markets.
Take plenty of extra times to get to your destinies.