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Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended Again

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thailand's government spokesperson Taksada Sangkachantra has announced further changes to the list of annual public holidays of Thailand.

Last autumn following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (2016-10-20), Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, had announced that the Thai government would soon change up to 4 of the annual non-working public holidays in Thailand, effective in 2017, and asked public and private organizations to wait for the upcoming announcement of changes to Thailand's public holidays, including previously announced 2017 public holidays in Thailand (2016-08-01), before producing any 2017 calendars.

However, no further news about said changes were issued until a couple of months ago (2017-02-07), when Assistant government spokesman, Athisit Chainuwat, announced that Thailand's Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, at the request of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, had signed a resolution to keep December 5th as an annual non-working public holiday in Thailand in honour of his Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

As per today's announcement, 2 new annual public holidays will be added to the list of Thailand's annual non-working public holidays, effective this year, while one annual non-working public holiday of Thailand will be canceled, also effective this year.

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