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Remaining Songkran holidays set for September, without the water fights



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The Cabinet has approved a proposal from culture minister Itthipol Khunpleum to celebrate the 2 remaining days of Songkran in September. The 3-day Songkran holiday, usually observed in April, was postponed this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A replacement public holiday was observed at the end of July and the 2 remaining days will now be marked over a long weekend from Friday, September 4 to Monday, September 7.

However, ongoing restrictions to keep the Covid-19 virus suppressed, mean there will be no large-scale parties or water throwing events as has become the norm in other years. The Songkran period in April normally provides a huge boost to the economy, attracting hordes of tourists from all over the world each year.

SOURCE: Khaosod English


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  1. Toby Andrews

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    It is a pity the Thais cannot have a Songkran festival as usual.
    I have a suggestion; have a good riot instead against the government. It will be just as much fun and you might do some good.
    Plus you will not become wet – unless the police use water cannon.


    • Rinky Stingpiece

      Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 1:17 am

      They could maybe give the streets and pavements a wash for Songkran, you never really see streets being washed in Thai cities very often – at least not on purpose.

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