Thailand influenced by Indian culture has adopted the cult of the planets, Navagrahâ.
There is a color for each day of the week that corresponds to a god representing a planet.
Navagraha are the planets and astronomical phenomena that in the Indian cosmological system are supposed to influence human destinies as well as the course of nature.
Monday: yellow, god Chandra, the Moon
Tuesday: pink, god Mangala, Mars
Wednesday: green, god Budha, Mercury
Thursday: orange, god Brihaspati, Jupiter
Friday: sky blue, god Shukra, Venus
Saturday: purple, god Shani, Saturn
Sunday: red, god Surya, the Sun
On Monday many Thai people are dressed in yellow to show their attachment to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej born on a Monday and in blue on Friday, the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit Kitiyakorn.
Update 2018: After the death of SM Bhumibol Adulyadej, his son SM Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne, and as he was born on a Monday like his father, the color does not change.
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