Songkran 2024 Grows Bigger, Extra Holiday Day Approved by Thai Cabinet

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In a bid to stimulate tourism during the upcoming Songkran festival, the Thai Cabinet has approved the addition of a special public holiday on April 12th, 2024. This decision extends the traditional Songkran holiday period to five days, running from April 12th to 16th.

News reports following the Cabinet meeting indicate that the intention behind this move is to provide an extra day off to boost tourism and economy during the Songkran holiday.

With the approval of this special holiday, Songkran celebrations in Thailand will now officially span five days, from April 12th to 16th. The Thai government anticipates that this extended break will further energize the tourism sector, building upon earlier efforts to establish Songkran as a key economic driver.

Meanwhile, the overall period of Songkran events throughout the country will span 21 days, but doesn’t mean 21 days of water fights everywhere.

Read our prior coverage on this year’s Songkran festival and why it is being planned as the biggest water festival ever.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

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