Colors of the day in Thailand

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This article is about astrology in Thailand. For undercover police work, see Color of the day (police).

In Khmer and Thai traditions, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns color for each day of the week based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha. For example, the God of Sunday is Surya who has the color red. These colors of the day are the traditional Thai birthday colors. As King Bhumibol was born on Monday, Thailand is decorated with yellow on his birthday.

Day Color of the day Unlucky color Celestial Body God of the day
Sunday red blue Sun Surya
Monday yellow red Moon Chandra
Tuesday pink yellow and white Mars Mangala
Wednesday (day) green pink Mercury Budha
Wednesday (night) grey orange-red None Rahu
Thursday orange purple Jupiter Brihaspati
Friday light blue black and dark blue Venus Shukra
Saturday purple green Saturn Shani

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