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Thailand Declares August 11 Public Holiday

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


Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), at the request of the Ministry of Tourism, has declared Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday.

Late last month (2014-05-31), the permanent secretary to Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry, Suwat Sidthilaw, had announced that he would ask Thailand's deputy chief of the National Council for Peace and Order, Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, to declare Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday, and boost tourism. This request was formally made, earlier this week (2014-06-30).

The declaration of Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, if it came to pass, would be in addition to the official list and dates of the bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the calendar year 2014, which was announced late last summer (2013-09-09).

The government of Thailand often adds one-off non-working public holidays (2013-10-15, 2013-02-07, 2012-01-31, 2011-12-13, and 2009-12-15). In particular, a similar bridge public holiday was also 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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