In observance of the period of mourning for Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, His Majesty the King's sister, who died on January 2, 2008 at the age of 84, the Cabinet has requested the cooperation of government agencies and entertainment venues to suspend merrymaking activities for 15 days from January 2 to 16.
Many events have been cancelled or postponed during this period of mourning. These are listed below.
The Tiger Translate Music & Arts Festival (Tigertranslate.com) scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 5 at Suan Lum Night Plaza has been postponed. The new date is not yet confirmed.
The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Bangkoksymphony.com) has cancelled its free outdoor concerts "Music in the Park" on Sundays, January 6 and 13. The series will resume on January 20.
Songs-for-lifers Carabao have postponed their January 12 concert at Bonanza Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima. The show has been rescheduled for February 16 at the same venue. More information atThaiticketmajor.com.
Violinist Maxim Vengerov has cancelled his shows at Mahidol University's College of Music in Nakhon Pathom on January 12 and 13. For ticket refunds, go to Thaiticketmajor.com.
Danish jazz vocalist Benni Chawes and his band have postponed their Bangkok show on January 21 at Thailand Cultural Centre. The concert will now take place in May. Information atThaiticketmajor.com.
Soontarapon 98 Concert, scheduled for January 27 at Thailand Cultural Centre is cancelled. Tickets refunds atThaiticketmajor.com.