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Religious holidays bring two alcohol ban days, three-day weekend

PHUKET: People across Phuket woke today to a 48-hour ban on the sale of alcohol as the nation commemorates the major Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) this weekend. The auspicious Buddhist holidays Asarnha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), also called “Vassa”, will be observed today and tomorrow (July […]Read More

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Songkran Holiday This Year Will Be Extended to 6 Days

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Songkran holiday will be extended to six days this year, after the Cabinet has approved a special holiday on April 12. The Songkran festival break will now run from April 10 to April 15 (Saturday-Thursday). Meanwhile, Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said water splashing will probably be allowed during the Songkran festival […]Read More

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Chinese New Year’s day declared a special public holiday

The government has declared Chinese New Year’s day, which falls on Friday February 12th, a special public holiday and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is encouraging Thai people, not just those of Chinese descent, to spend during the long weekend, as a boost for the economy, said Ms. Traisulee Traisoranakul, deputy government spokesperson, on Sunday. As […]Read More

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New Year Holidays Day 5: 49 deaths, 379 injuries

Forty-nine people were killed and 379 injured in road accidents on Saturday, bringing the total over the past five days of a road safety campaign to 316 deaths and 2,741 injuries. The Road Safety Directing Centre said on Sunday 49 people were killed and 379 injured on Thailand’s roads on Saturday as the New Year […]Read More

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Cabinet Approves Long Holidays to Boost Local Economies

BANGKOK, Sept 22 (TNA) – The Cabinet on Tuesday approved another two long holidays in November and December to alllow people to travel and boost local economies, said Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha. It announced Nov19, 20 as public holiday, making another four-day holiday, including Saturday and Sunday. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More

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Cabinet Approves Extra Holidays in September 4th and 7th

BANGKOK, Aug 13 (TNA) – The Thai Cabinet on Thursday approved September 4 and 7 as a substitute holiday for the postponed Songkran festival, creating a four-day weekend from September 4 to 7. Earlier, the cabinet put on hold Songkran holiday this year to prevent people from travelling and spreading the disease during the height […]Read More

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Buddhist Lent Exodus Causes Traffic Congestion

BANGKOK, July 4 (TNA) – Exodus to the North and the Northeast caused traffic congestion from early morning as people went on vacation during the extended holiday before the Buddhist Lent. For the four-day holiday, the cabinet ordered the Highways Department to waive tolls on Highway 7 (Bangkok-Chon Buri) and Highway 9 (Bangkok’s eastern ring […]Read More

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COVID-19: Cabinet meeting resolves not to postpone public holidays in

BANGKOK (NNT) – Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, says a meeting of cabinet ministers today, resolved not to postpone the four public holidays next month, but all sectors will have to tighten measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Prime Minister said the cabinet meeting rejected the […]Read More