More Songkran holidays next month? Very likely: Deputy PM

Update: Cabinet approves long holiday weekend: Sept. 4 – 7

After celebrating part of the new year in July – but not August – how about September for the next slice of Songkran? It’s a definite maybe, according to a deputy prime minister. 

Wissanu Krua-ngam, deputy prime minister, said Thursday morning that the cabinet would discuss observing the remaining tow days of the Thai New Year holidays on Sept. 4 and Sept. 7, making for a four-day weekend. 

The three Songkran holidays, which fall annually April 13-15, were canceled earlier this year as coronavirus infections surged. The first of its three holidays took place July 27

Even if the holidays go forward, the typical public gatherings and street carousing will likely be forbidden.

1st day of Songkran now a four-day weekend next month

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