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Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Extension Approved

Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok)
Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Thailand's Government Cabinet has officially approved last autumn draft decision to declare 3 additional one-off non-working public holidays in 2016 in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays in Thailand near the annual Coronation Day public holiday, and a five-day period of public holidays for the annual Thai public holiday of Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent.

The aforementioned official confirmation of 3 additional one-off non-working public holidays in 2016 in Thailand, near the annual Coronation Day public holiday, and the Thai public holidays of Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent, follow from last autumn's draft decision by Thailand's Government Cabinet, at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (2015-10-06).

Last year (2015-01-28 and 2015-02-12), Thailand's Government Cabinet, also at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, had declared Monday, May 4, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays from the annual Thai public holiday of National Labour Day to the annual, May 5, Coronation Day non-working public holiday.

The government of Thailand often adds one-off non-working public holidays (2015-10-06, 2015-01-28, 2014-10-03, 2014-07-03, 2013-10-15, 2013-02-07, 2012-01-31, 2011-12-13, and 2009-12-15).



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