Source:Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, October 3, 2014
The permanent secretary to Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry, Suwat Sidthilaw, has 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.
The aforementioned declaration of Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, if it comes 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 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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