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Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Thailand's Cabinet has finally ruled on the proposal from Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand, and has decided that Friday, December 11, 2015, would not be a non-working public holiday in Thailand, on the occasion of the "Bike for Dad" cycling event being held to celebrate national Father's Day, and to link the annual, December 10, Constitution Day, non-working public holiday of Thailand with the subsequent weekend.

In October (2015-10-23), following rumours on Thai social media that Friday, December 11, 2015, would be declared as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's "Bike for Dad" cycling event being held to celebrate national Father's Day, and to link the annual, December 10, Constitution Day, non-working public holiday of Thailand with the subsequent weekend, Thailand's Government had issued a communique via Junta Spokesman, Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, ruling-out the possibility of declaring Friday, December 11, 2015, as an additional public holiday in Thailand.

Then, last month (2015-11-09), Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, announced that he was, in fact, preparing to submit a proposal to Thailand's Cabinet calling for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand. But, at the subsequent Cabinet Meeting, Thailand's Cabinet considered the proposal from Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand, but postponed a decision on the matter.

That declaration of Friday, December 11, 2015, as an additional public holiday in Thailand, if it had come to pass, would have amended the official list of 2015 non-working public holidays in Thailand, released late last year (2014-07-13), then completed (2014-12-08) and later amended (2015-01-28).



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