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Thailand Approves January 2 Public Holiday

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Thailand's Government Cabinet, at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays following the annual New Year's Day non-working public holiday.

Last month (2014-09-24), the Tourism Council of Thailand announced that it had asked Thailand's Cabinet to declare Friday, January 2, 2015, as another additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays around the upcoming Western New Year, as was done last year.

The aforementioned declaration of Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, will be in addition to the official list and dates of the bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the calendar year 2015, which was announced this past summer (2014-07-13).

A similar request for the declaration of Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, was eventually approved this past summer (2014-05-31, 2014-06-30, 2014-07-03 and 2014-07-08).

The government of Thailand often adds one-off non-working public holidays (2014-07-03, 2013-10-15, 2013-02-07, 2012-01-31, 2011-12-13, and 2009-12-15). In particular, a bridge public holiday was declared on August 13, 2010, to link that year's Queen's birthday non-working public holiday to the subsequent weekend.



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