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Thailand Denies July 4-12 Songkran Public Holidays

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 4, 2021

Responding to multiple false postings, on facebook, that the coming Budhhist Lent public holidays would run from July 4-12, Thailand’s government deputy spokesperson, Ratchada Thanadirek, has announced that "July 8-10 are normal working days in Thailand. The Songkran holiday compensation dates will be considered in the cabinet meeting this Tuesday, June 30".

Recall that, earlier this year (2020-03-16), the government of Thailand postponed to a later, unspecified date, the April 13-15 Songkran Thai public holidays, thus amending the previously-released list of 2020 public holidays in Thailand (2019-07-31).

Then, last week (2020-06-23), 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").

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