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More long holidays in Nov, Dec

Travellers return to Bangkok at Hua Lampong railway station at the end of the long-weekend holiday early this month. (Bangkok Post file photo)

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The cabinet on Wednesday approved two long-weekend holidays, one in November and the other in December, proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to help the economy.

The first break is November 19-22, with Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th to be declared special public holidays.

In December, Monday the 7th -- originally a holiday in lieu of the 5th, National Father's Day, which falls on Saturday -- is to be deferred to Friday the 11th instead in order to create a long holiday Dec 10-13. Dec 10 is Constitution Day.

 

Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakarn said before the cabinet meeting that he hoped the long holidays would help domestic tourism and the economy.

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Vocabulary:

cabinet : the group of government ministers who make and approve government policy - คณะรัฐมนตรี

declare : to announce officially - ประกาศ

deferral (noun): the action of delaying something until a later time - การยืดเวลา

economy : the relationship between production, trade and the supply of money in a particular country or region - เศรษฐกิจ

in lieu of : instead of - แทนที่

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