Monday, October 25, 2010

Who says men can't wear Pink

In Thailand, pink is associated with Tuesday on the Thai solar calendar. Anyone may wear pink on Tuesdays, and anyone born on a Tuesday may adopt pink as their colour.

In 2007, King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken seriously ill and when he eventually recovered a few weeks later, he left the hospital wearing a pink shirt and pink blazer. It was later revealed that a Thai astrologer had forecast his majesty would heal and stay healthy by wearing pink. Almost over night, pink became the new colour for showing the people's love for the king.

14 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

What a perfect entry! My husband had a pink shirt, he looked better in it than I did!

Jessica Lynn said...

I love this!

kitchu said...

of course they can and often wear it better than any woman i've seen! love this photo.

ElisabethCS said...

such a great pic!!!...and an interesting story. My latest son was born on a Tue...haha Not sure my hubby is a fan of guys in pink.

Tezzie said...

A perfect example of cultural differences and how one can look handsome in pink without being considered 'effeminate'...love it! I honestly don't understand why pink isn't 'manly' and all other colours are ok; it's just a colour, for cryin' out loud! ;D

Elizabeth's Photo Blog said...

I love this! Great shot and an interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Autumn Cutaia said...

If I was able to pick top ten then this would be in there.. I love this photo!

ameliaandaleon said...

i love the photo, the story AND your header photo (although i know that's not part of the PINK photo challenge). nice!!

Captured Expressions said...

Love the photo!

maria said...

love this photo and the history lesson!

Veronica Lee said...

Love the pic and the story that goes with it.

Have a nice day, Serline!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a great image you captured. I adore it!

Susan said...

How neat!

My son lived in Thailand and loved it.

Lorie V. said...

I really like your photos and the story behind the "pink shirt".