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    Songkran becomes five-day public holiday

    PHUKET: The Cabinet has approved April 12 as an additional holiday this year, bringing the total number of Songkran holidays for 2019 to five: from April 12-16.


    Col Athit Chaiyanuwat, Assistant to Spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, announced the news at Government House following the Cabinet meeting yesterday (Feb 12).


    All state enterprises, financial institutions and private companies were advised to make appropriate arrangements in accordance with the relevant laws, all emergency services and providers of essential services were also ordered to make appropriate arrangements.


    Col Athit reminded the press that on Jan 29 the Cabinet designated May 6 as a special public holiday for the upcoming coronation. (See announcement in Thai here.)

    https://www.thephuketnews.com/songkr...ZWbrLUwWtoC.99

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    Why can't the Thai government publish their holidays 12 months ahead ? The schools have the same bloody problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The Cabinet has approved April 12 as an additional holiday this year, bringing the total number of Songkran holidays for 2019 to five:
    How to make a compliant (and shallow) public happy just before an election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Why can't the Thai government publish their holidays 12 months ahead ? The schools have the same bloody problems.
    More and more of these mollifying 'days off' to appease the rabble every year. It's private businesses that have to shoulder the financial burden of this stupidity.

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    Im so pleased to missing this bunfight for the second year in a row.

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