On Thursday 5 December 2019 at around 12pm, the Danish Royal Lifeguard band will perform a special song “Marsch Siamese” during the ceremony of the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace to pay tribute and celebrate the auspicious occasion of the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej The Great.
Since 1946, Thailand has been celebrating the 5th of December as Father’s Day in respect of the birthday of the late His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej The Great.
In December 2013, during the 68th United Nations General Assembly, the 5th of December was declared World Soil Day, to honour His Majesty’s work on improving quality of soil in different parts of Thailand during his life time.
The music was composed by Hans Niel Hass, director of the Royal Lifeguard Band, in honour of Momrajwong Satarn Snidvongs (Chaopraya Wongsatirajsnid, HM Queen Sirikit’s grandfather) who studied at the military academy in Denmark in the late 19th century, according to H.E. Varapoj Snidvongs’s memo.
The video above shows the ceremony of the military relay of guard at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2016 when the Danish Royal Guard Music Band performed the “Marsch Siamese” to pay tribute to H.M. the late King Bhumipol Adulyadej of Thailand.