5-day Songkran holiday approved

5-day Songkran holiday approved

Image YouTube/Tales From Thailand
Image YouTube/Tales From Thailand

The cabinet officially decided Tuesday to approve an extension of the Songkran holiday period.

This year, it will be a five-day break running from Thursday, April 12, through Monday, April 16.

Col Athisith Chainuvati, a government spokesman, said the extended holiday will boost economic activity and tourism.

He added that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked various agencies to make life easier for those who are travelling home during the long holiday by staying open longer to provide more convenient services.

Details of the biannual campaign to promote safe driving for "seven dangerous days" are still awaited.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (2)

Malaysia expands lockdown measures

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said it would extend lockdown restrictions across most of the country as it grappled with a rise in coronavirus infections.

19:56

City Hall to propose easing restrictions

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will this week propose that the capital’s communicable diseases committee relax current restrictions on the closure of certain types of businesses and activities.

18:11

Hundreds of gambling machines seized

KHON KAEN: Police seized 418 slot machines linked to a gambling network in Chon Buri province from a warehouse in Muang district on Tuesday afternoon.

17:31