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Phuket readies for Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Phuket readies for Queen’s Birthday long weekend

PHUKET: Businesses, workers, government offices and residents across Phuket are readying for the first public holiday for the auspicious occasion of the birthday of Queen Suthida, who celebrates her 41st birthday on Monday (Jun 3).

By The Phuket News

Thursday 30 May 2019, 09:45AM

Image: The Phuket News / Graphics

Image: The Phuket News / Graphics

Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana, born Suthida Tidjai, became Queen through her marriage to his Majesty King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on May 1. (See story here.)

The Cabinet on May 14 declared June 3 a national holiday as it is the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. (See story here.)

Hence, all government offices will close on Monday, including the Phuket Immigration Office, the Employment Office, the Land Transport Office and all three District Offices in Phuket.


All main bank branches will close, but branches in shopping centres will remain open.

All Royal Thai Police and Tourist Police stations will remain open and some local consulates will remain open to serve their respective citizens.

Although the sale of alcohol on the Queen’s Birthday is not prohibited by law, police traditionally encourage people to refrain from drinking alcohol on such auspicious days as a sign of respect.

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Christy Sweet | 31 May 2019 - 14:10:39

Last minute bank holidays are a factor in Thailand's bottom of the ASEAN barrel standings. Why not just shut the entire nation down for April and May like it's  done for lunch everyday?  Maybe just open the govt on....Wednesdays?

Fascinated | 31 May 2019 - 13:08:19

..... almost like some people's silly obsession with the Internet, what!

Kurt | 30 May 2019 - 12:22:36

"The police traditionally encourage people to refrain from drinking". That is intruding with a false motive (has nothing to do with respect), that of useless dictating/trying to control people. Why not ask not to ignore red traffic lights, speed limits, use/sales of drugs, carry weapons in public 'out of 'respect'? Always that funny obsession with alcohol only.

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