11 July 2024

Songkran revelers will have five days to enjoy the Thailand’s annual water festival this year, after the Cabinet approved an additional public holiday on Friday April 12th.

Government assistant spokesman Colonel Athisit Chainuwat said that state enterprises, financial institutions, the Bank of Thailand, the Ministry of Labour and private corporations could adjust the holidays as required in line with relevant laws.

For public service bodies, which have already set their schedules over Songkran, the colonel said that the heads of those agencies have the discretion to make appropriate decisions to avoid adversely affecting delivery of their services.