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Thailand Adds Songkran Public Holidays September 4 And 7

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Thailand’s government cabinet has approved the declaration of Friday and Monday, September 4 and 7, 2020, as one-off bridge public holidays in Thailand to compensate one of the Songkran public holidays canceled last spring due to Covid-19 ("The extra day off will give people in Thailand four public holidays, from Saturday July 25th until July 28th which is His Majesty the King’s birthday").

Today's decision stems from last spring's (2020-03-16) decision by the government of Thailand to postpone to a later, unspecified date, the April 13-15 Songkran Thai public holidays already announced for 2020 (2019-07-31).

In June (2020-06-23 and 2020-06-02), Thailand’s Culture Minister, Itthiphol Kunplome announced that there would be extra public holidays for Asarnha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent, thus creating a 4-day weekend in Thailand from July 4-7, 2020 ("the two extra religious holidays, on July 6 and 7, were proposed by the prime minister's secretariat").

Then, at the end of June (2020-06-30), Thailand’s government spokeswoman, Narumon Pinyosinwat, has announced that the Thai cabinet had declared Monday, July 27, 2020, as a one-off bridge public holiday in Thailand to compensate one of the Songkran public holidays canceled last spring due to Covid-19 ("The extra day off will give people in Thailand four public holidays, from Saturday July 25th until July 28th which is His Majesty the King’s birthday").



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