Source:Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, October 3, 2014
The Tourism Council of Thailand has 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 four-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, 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 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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