4 new holidays to lift economy

4 new holidays to lift economy

The cabinet yesterday approved four extra national holidays in July, October and December next year to extend existing holidays to stimulate the economy.

Deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said the extra holiday on Friday July 15 will create a five-day break starting from Wednesday July 13 at the beginning of Buddhist Lent.

Friday July 29 will bridge the gap between July 28, His Majesty the King's birthday, and the weekend.

Friday Oct 14 will bridge the gap between Oct 13, the day of King Rama IX's passing, and the weekend.

Friday Dec 30, 2022, will create a four-day break over New Year.

The cabinet also approved Dec 28, King Taksin Memorial Day, as an extra national holiday for eight eastern provinces -- Nakhon Nayok, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

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