The King's Birthday 2015
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Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, is revered by Thais. His birthday, December 5, is a national holiday and is also celebrated as "Father's Day" in Thailand. The King turned 88 this year and his health is fading. He's lived in Siriraj Hospital since 2009. Thousands of people came to the hospital to pray for the King and wish him happy birthday in the morning. Thousands more jammed into Sanam Luang, the royal ceremony ground, near the Grand Palace for the annual candle lighting ceremony to mark His Majesty's birthday.