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Culture Ministry proposes holidays from July 4th to 9th for Songkran celebrations

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15 hours ago, Don Mega said:

Wicked, be awesome if they can place it with an existing public holiday, that will be one less sick day I need to use to take the week off and 9 days lazing around on an Island sounds blissful after all this lockdown <deleted>.

"an existing public holiday"? 

It's one of the Buddha holidays when alcohol is banned,in this case 2 days in a row. Are people supposed to start celebrating Songkran Fri 3 and Sat 4, then hold up for 2 days and then start again Tuesday 6? 

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Just forget about it for this year and offer an extended, super Songkran next year. It's simply no fun getting splashed in the rainy season anyways. 

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1 hour ago, Don Mega said:

You really think the country has been on a 3 month holiday ?

Yes

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4 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

"an existing public holiday"? 

It's one of the Buddha holidays when alcohol is banned,in this case 2 days in a row. Are people supposed to start celebrating Songkran Fri 3 and Sat 4, then hold up for 2 days and then start again Tuesday 6? 

What ?

 

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There was me thinking I had missed the dirty 'water bullet' shower,I smell a rush to the travel agents,or the internet, for ten day tickets starting from July the fourth.

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14 hours ago, Paiman said:

Most likely they are bored sh*tless in the Ministry of Culture and did some brainstorming. 

 

Kindergarten.

 

 

Suppose they had to announce something after sitting down and enjoying no doubt numerous free lunches, at their committee meetings.

 

Where did i put that sign "not for breeding purposes.."

The mind boggles...

 

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5 minutes ago, dallen52 said:

Nobody wants a holiday in July. 

They have just had three months of unpaid work. 

Listen to your people for once...

Or listen to the millions that did work through the Thai New Year and give them the holiday.

 

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1 minute ago, BestB said:

Yes

I'd reckon the staff forced to leave their job did not consider it a holiday, nor the business owners forced to close.

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Songkran compensation holidays likely in July

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet will consider allowing a Songkran break in July this year, in lieu of April when it was cancelled, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, said on June 2.

 

The situation must be monitored after the lifting of lockdown measures in phase three. The Cabinet has enjoined all relevant parties to cooperate in preventing Covid-19, which will help with phase 4 relief in the future.

 

On June 4, there will be a meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to discuss the delayed Songkran break.

 

Previously, there were discussions that the compensation holidays may be on July 6-7, along with Asarnha Bucha (the day before Buddhist Lent) and Vassa Day, which are on July 4-5. However, now there is a possibility of an extemded holidays from July 4 to July 9.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388986

 

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Excellent idea, bring it on!

 

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So we've just had a 3 month holiday and the government wants to give us another 6 days? For Songkran? Perhaps we should be thinking about cancelling some of the current 21 or so public holidays we already have? The land of smiles I'd becoming the land of holidays. 

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