Buddhist holiday brings alcohol ban, starting tonight

In case you’re planning to take advantage of the holiday tomorrow and having a rager tonight, note that last call will come a little early.

Due to Visakha Bucha Day, which falls on tomorrow, all shops, bars, and restaurants are forbidden from selling alcohol for 24 hours, starting at midnight tonight. Sales will resume Tuesday at midnight.

The ban is effective nationwide with the exception of duty-free shops at the airport.

Government offices as well as banks will be closed tomorrow, with the exception of of bank branches at shopping centers.

In Thailand, the sale of alcohol is prohibited on five specific religious days: Makha Bucha, Visakha Bucha, Asarnha Bucha Day, and the beginning and ending days of Buddhist Lent.

You have been warned.

Celebrate Christmas and end the year in relaxation at Trisara – the premier luxury resort of North Western Phuket – home to PRU, Phuket’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. From December 24th to January 3rd, Trisara is hosting celebrations and unique experiences, with each day having different offerings. Enjoy the newly-finished beachfront cabanas, or take a cruise in the afternoon sun on a sport cruiser. Families are welcome, as parents can treat themselves at Jara Wellness while the resort’s Kids Club keeps their children entertained. These are just a few options specially crafted to ensure maximum enjoyment out of each and every stay.

Find out more at: https://trisara.com/

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