The Mourning

On 13th October 2016 at 15:52, King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away in Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, after a long illness. A long-year period was announced then, followed by an immediate request to the citizens of Thailand to refrain from participating in joyful events or entertainment during a 30-day period.

The remains of the king were transported to the Royal Grand Palace for the customary mourning practices and will remind there until the expected cremation takes place. The surrounding area of Sanam Luang, in front of the Royal Grand Palace, was set as an attending camp, providing shelter, food or medical assistance to all the mourners coming from all over Thailand expecting to express their condolences.

Carnival in Barcelona

During the first weekend of February of 2016, carnival celebrations took place in Barcelona. The events included, costume parties, samba dancing and several parades all over the city. This year, instead of the original showman and speaker "Rei Carnestoltes", who is the king of party and madness, "Reina Belluga", who was the queen of dancing and singing, showed up to make everybody dance with her dancers.