A Look at the Week Ahead in Thailand News: Mother’s Day is Here, and More

The following is our regular feature at TPN media in which we highlight major events or things happening over the upcoming week for our readers. This allows one to know what is happening without having to go through our dozens of regular articles, websites, or sections.

Let’s Go!

We know many of our readers may feel a bit of deja vu when we say another holiday weekend is coming, but another holiday weekend is indeed just around the corner.

Mother’s Day in Thailand is Saturday, August 12th. This is also the beloved Queen Mother’s 91st birthday in Thailand and will be highly celebrated with colour of blue.

Since the holiday falls on the weekend, substitute day for the occasion will take place on Monday, August 14th. This day will see government offices, many banks, and others close like Thai Immigration, so be aware in advance.

There are no alcohol sales bans for this holiday unlike the recent religious holidays that brought a six-day holiday weekend.

In terms of Thai politics, it is going to be a quiet week as the Thai Charter Court debates over if it is constitutional for Parliament to refuse to renominate Move Forward Party leader Pita as PM after a previous failed vote. You can learn more about the seemingly neverending political situation and fight over who forms the new Thai government here. Any decision on the new Thai PM and voting will not take place until August 16th.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun Mother’s Day weekend, see you next week!

Adam Judd, TPN Media

Tanakorn Panyadee
The Latest Local News Translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-two year old who currently lives and studies in his last year of college in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.