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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