Thai Cabinet Bridges Holiday Gap to Make New Year a 4-Day Holiday

PRESS RELEASE:

BANGKOK (NNT) –┬áThe Cabinet has approved a change to the upcoming New Year holiday period to begin a day earlier, effectively starting on 29 December through 1 January. Government agencies may consider keeping their offices open, if the newly announced holiday disrupts their services.

According to Government Spokesman Chai Wacharonke, the Cabinet also approved an additional official holiday for government agencies on 30 December 2024, which will allow civil servants to have a 5-day holiday period next year.

Government agencies are asked to consider whether the newly announced holiday periods would affect their operations and services, and to adjust their closing dates accordingly to minimize the impact.

The Cabinet has also assigned state enterprises, the Bank of Thailand, and the Ministry of Labour to consider adopting the new holidays according to the related laws, which could make the new holidays applicable to state enterprises, financial institutions, and private firms.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.