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Thailand Maintains December 5 Public Holiday

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2019


Thailand's government has published, in the Royal Gazette, a confirmation that December 5 would continue to be an annual non-working public holiday of Thailand, for the triple occasion of the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the national day of Thailand, and Thailand's father's day.

A couple of years ago (2017-04-11), following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (2016-10-20), the year before, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, had announced changes to the annual non-working public holidays in Thailand, 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, this was preceded by an announcement (2017-02-07), by Assistant government spokesman, Athisit Chainuwat, 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.


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