Colors of the day in Thailand

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Figure of colors, Monday to Sunday from left to right.

According to ancient customs in Thailand, there is an astrological rule (which has influence from Hindu mythology) that assigns a color to each day of the week based on the color of the God who protects the day or Navagraha.[1]: 22  For example, the God of Sunday is Surya who has the color red. These colors of the day are traditional Thai birthday colors. As King Bhumibol and his son were born on Mondays, Thailand is decorated with yellow on their birthdays. Thai people often wear clothes corresponding to the color of the day.

Day Color of the day[2][3] Celestial Body God of the day
Sunday Red Sun Surya
Monday Yellow or Cream Moon Chandra
Tuesday Pink Mars Mangala
Wednesday (Day) Green Mercury Budha
Wednesday (Night) Grey Rahu
Thursday Orange or Brown Jupiter Brihaspati
Friday Light Blue Venus Shukra
Saturday Purple or Black Saturn Shani

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  1. ^ Lee, Tien-Rein (December 2013). "The color we use in our daily life - communicating with color -" (PDF). ประชุมวิชาการ (Proceedings). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Segaller, Denis (2005). Thai Ways. Bangkok: Silkworm Books. ISBN 9781628400083.
  3. ^ "Travel in numbers and colours: Wear pink for luck on Tuesdays in". The Independent. 2015-06-02. Retrieved 2017-05-20.