Songkran Holidays 2020 postponed


Songkran Postponed
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Songkran is Thais’ all-time favourite holiday. Unfortunately, due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections that surged on 15th March 2020, this well-loved water festival will be officially postponed.


Officials discussed decision last week


Songkran Postponed
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand discussed the idea last week that Thailand should postpone Songkran to July 2020. The Tourism Authority then explained that the rainy season will make it a good time for the water festival.

Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister, mentioned on 16th March 2020 that Songkran holidays from 13th-15th April 2020 will be postponed until further notice, no thanks to the coronavirus outbreak.

Songkran Postponed
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Ultimately, it was concluded in the meeting chaired by Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on 16th March 2020 that the three-day holiday period from 13th-15th April 2020 should be celebrated in July instead of April. However, there are no specific dates announced yet.

Songkran Postponed
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We’re sad that this joyful event needs to be postponed, but it would be better to keep the virus under control. Take care, everyone! 

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