Colors of the day in Thailand

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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] Unlucky color[citation needed] Celestial Body God of the day
Sunday Red Blue Sun Surya
Monday Yellow or Cream Red Moon Chandra
Tuesday Pink Yellow and White Mars Mangala
Wednesday (Day) Green Red Mercury Budha
Wednesday (Night) Grey Orange-Red Rahu
Thursday Orange or Brown Purple Jupiter Brihaspati
Friday Light Blue Dark Blue or Black Venus Shukra
Saturday Purple or Black Green 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).
  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.