Thailand extends Songkran ‘water splashing’ holiday to 6 days this year

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Thai Cabinet has approved a special holiday on April 12 making the Songkran festival break to begin on April 10 until 15 (Saturday-Thursday).

The Songkran holiday will be extended to six days this year, after the Cabinet has approved a special holiday on April 12. The Songkran festival break will now run from April 10 to 15 (Saturday-Thursday).

Meanwhile, Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said water splashing will probably be allowed during the Songkran festival because the daily number of new Covid-19 cases had dropped from three digits to only two digits.



He said the government is paying more attention to the number of people at event venues, and will find a balance between helping the economy and the prevention of new clusters of Covid-19 which would spread the disease in communities.

Mr Itthiphol said detailed measures for the Songkran festival would be presented to a sub-committee of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday. (NNT)

Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome said water splashing will probably be allowed during the Songkran festival because the daily number of new Covid-19 cases had dropped from three digits to only two digits.


Songkran ‘water splashing’ festival in Thailand.



Songkran ‘water splashing’ festival in Thailand.


Songkran ‘water splashing’ festival in Thailand.