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Songkran Holiday extended to six days

Songkran Holiday extended to six days

BANGKOK: The Songkran holiday will be extended to six days this year, after the Cabinet has approved a special holiday on April 12. The Songkran festival break will now run from Saturday through Thursday, April 10-15.


By National News Bureau of Thailand

Thursday 11 March 2021, 02:00PM


Photo: NNT

Photo: NNT

Meanwhile, Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said water splashing will probably be allowed during the Songkran festival because the daily number of new COVID-19 cases had dropped from three digits to only two digits, reports state news agency NNT.

Mr Itthiphol said the government is paying more attention to the number of people at event venues, and will find a balance between helping the economy and the prevention of new clusters of COVID-19 which would spread the disease in communities.

He also said detailed measures for the Songkran festival would be presented to a sub-committee of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

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CaptainJack69 | 12 March 2021 - 12:53:41

I understand their idea introducing new public holidays to try and stimulate domestic tourism, but the reality is it's only government employees who are affected. Very few others actually get the day off (assuming they still have a job) so the actual effect is minimal. At least they're trying I suppose.

Kurt | 12 March 2021 - 09:53:07

Wow, how nice it must be to work in Government service. The Government throws holidays to you like candies. And that during times that traveling should be discouraged as hardly a common Thai has been vaccinated.

 

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