The Royal Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is scheduled for 25-29 October 2017. Thursday, 26 October, will be the Royal Cremation Day, and it has been declared a public holiday by the Cabinet to allow the people to take part in paying a final tribute to His Majesty the late King. The process of the Royal Cremation will last five days.
On the first day, 25 October, a royal merit-making ceremony will be held at 17.30 hr at Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall in the Grand Palace, in preparation for moving the Royal Urn to the Royal Crematorium at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground.
On the second day, 26 October, the Royal Urn will be moved from Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to the Royal Crematorium, starting at 07.00 hr. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun is scheduled to perform the symbolic royal cremation at 17.30 hr and the actual royal cremation at 22.00 hr at the Royal Crematorium.
The collection of the Royal Relics and Royal Ashes takes place at 08.00 hr on the third day, 27 October, at the Royal Crematorium. Then the Royal Reliquary Urn containing the Royal Relics is transferred to Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall in the Grand Palace, while the Royal Ashes in the cone-shaped container are transferred to Phra Sri Rattana Chedi in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. A royal merit-making ceremony for the Royal Relics is scheduled for the fourth day, 28 October, at 17.30 hr, at Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall.
On the fifth day, 29 October, at 10.30 hr, the Royal Relics are transferred from Dusit Maha Prasad Throne Hall to be enshrined in the Heavenly Abode in Chakri Maha Prasad Throne Hall within the Grand Palace. Later, on the same day, at 17.30 hr, the Royal Ashes are transferred to be enshrined at two temples, namely Wat Rajabopidh and Wat Bovoranives.