Today, May 10 is the Royal Ploughing Ceremony, a government holiday in Thailand. The date for the holiday is determined by astrological observations and announced by the Bureau of the Royal Household.
Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day is officially known as ‘Wan Phra Ratcha Phithi Phuet Monkhon Lae Charot Phra Nangkhan Raek Na Khwan’, though the festival is also known simply as ‘Farmer’s Day’ (Wan Phuet Mongkhon).
Government offices are closed during government holidays.
The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok is open today.