Following the death of Thailand’s 70-year reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Thai Loy Krathong Festival scheduled on 13 November 2016 at the Queen Victoria Market will be postponed. This is according to Albert Lim of the ASEAN Association of Australia Inc. A new date will be announced soon.
Lim said: “On behalf of the ASEAN Association of Australia Inc, we would like to offer our condolences to the people of Thailand for the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. With the help and consultation of fellow Thai leaders, the Royal Thai Consulate in Melbourne and various stakeholders, we have decided to observe the 30 days of mourning and postpone the maiden Thai Loy Krathong event to a later date at the Queen Victoria Market.”
The Thai government has announced one year of mourning for public officials and has requested all celebrations be postponed for at least 30 days.