King Chulalongkorn day commemorates his wise reign over Thailand.
During the reign of Chulalongkorn King or Rama V, Thai people started to adopt the European dress culture.
Thailand's most prestigious university is named after his name, i.e. Chulalongkorn university.
The custom to eat with spoon and fork was brought by King Rama V from a trip of Europe in the 19th century.
Since Rama V (1853 - 1910), school is mandatory for both boys and girls. Since that time schools are under the state rule.
When government stability is endangered in Thailand, local people often pay respect to King Chulalongkorn as he represents steadiness.
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