Thailand sets date for cremation of late King hinh anh 1 Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn at the funeral of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2016. (Source: EPA/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) –The cremation of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will take place on October 26, announced Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd on April 25.

Speaking with reporters, Sansern said that a funeral for the late King will be held for five days, starting from October 25.

Thailand’s cabinet announced that October 26 will be a national holiday for people across the country to pay tribute to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on October 13 last year at 88.

The official coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be held after the cremation of the late King.-VNA