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Field Marshall Plaek celebrated with phad Thai feast

Jul 15. 2020
Photos by Tanachai Pramarnpanich
Photos by Tanachai Pramarnpanich
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By The Nation

The Democracy Restoration Group held a ceremony on Tuesday (July 14) to mark the 123rd birthday of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, who played a key role in ushering democracy into Thailand.

Plaek’s People’s Party (Khana Ratsadon) led a coup that brought an end to absolute monarchy in 1932.The Democracy Restoration Group held a party called “Happy Birthday Plaek Plaek” (Happy Birthday Strange Plaek) near the Democracy Monument and ate phad Thai in the iconic leader’s honour. Plaek is believed to have made Phad Thai a signature Thai dish across the world.

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