Source:Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: December 29, 2020
Thailand's Deputy government spokesperson, Rachada Thanadirek, has announced that, at an urgent meeting of the Covid-19 Administration Centre, chaired by Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-Cha, the postponement of the upcoming April 13-15 Songkran Thai public holidays, to a later, unspecified date, was approved.
The aforementioned announcement that the 2020 Songkran non-working public holidays in Thailand, would be postponed indefinitely thus amends the previously-released list of 2020 public holidays in Thailand (2019-07-31).
Earlier this year, as was done for the past 2 years (2019-02-13, 2019-01-30 and 2018-02-27), the notion of declaring Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17, 2020, as one-off public holidays in Thailand, had been floated around, which would have meant 9 consecutive days of public holidays in Thailand, from April 11-19, 2020, for the upcoming 2020 Songkran holidays. But, at that time (2020-02-18), Thailand's Prime Minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha, had announced that the idea of extending the upcoming Songkran public holidays of Thailand, to last 9 days, had not even been considered by Cabinet.
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