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Thailand Extended Songkran 2020 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

Source: Thai News Agency (Bangkok)
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: June 23, 2020

Thailand's Prime Minister, Gen Prayut Chan-o-Cha, has announced that the idea of extending the upcoming Songkran public holidays of Thailand, to last 9 days, had not even been considered by Cabinet ("I think the normal holiday should be enough, because all public services are necessary. I don't think an extended holiday to spur tourism would generate much return").

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 mean 9 consecutive days of public holidays in Thailand, from April 11-19, 2020, for the upcoming 2020 Songkran holidays.

The aforementioned announcement that the 2020 Songkran non-working public holidays in Thailand, would not be extended thus confirms the previously-released list of 2020 public holidays in Thailand (2019-07-31), contrary to what was done for the past 2 years (2019-02-13, 2019-01-30 and 2018-02-27).

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