One thing you may notice about dress code in Thailand, is that on certain days of the week there may be many people wearing the same color. Below, you can read what those colors represent, and what day they are commonly worn.
In Thailand there is a color and a God to represent every day of the week. You may have noticed yellow is worn a lot by Thai people on the King’s Birthday, this is because the King’s color is yellow, the King is associated with yellow because he was born on Monday, and Monday’s color is yellow. Note, both the present King of Thailand ‘Rama X’ and former King Bhumibol were both born on Monday.
Use the table below to find which colors and Deities are associated with the days of the week in Thailand.
|Day||Day in Thai||Color||Planet||God/Deity||Thai God/Deity|
|Sunday||wan ahtit||Red||Sun||Suriya||Phra Athit|
|Monday||wan chan||Yellow||Moon||Chandra||Phra Chan|
|Tuesday||wan ankhan||Pink||Mars||Angaraka||Phra Angkhan|
|Wednesday||wan poot||Green||Mercury||Budha||Phra Phut|
|Thursday||wan paruehat||Orange||Jupiter||Brihaspati||Phra Pareuhat|
|Friday||wan suk||Blue||Venus||Sukra||Phra Suk|
|Saturday||wan sao||Purple||Saturn||Sani||Phra Sao|
You may wonder why the colors of the day in Thailand are influenced by Hindu deities and beliefs. Well so was I, so after doing a little research I wrote an article to explain why Thailand has both Buddhist and Hindu beliefs.