Though it’s still been possible to go out for dinner or a drink over the past month, most large, festive or musical events were canceled in order to show respect and observe the mourning period for the late king.
However, the 30-day mourning period will end, and nightlife activities and festivities will resume, on Monday, Nov. 14.
Don’t expect parties of gargantuan proportions however. The country will continue to mourn and festivities will still be peaceful and appropriate, reported Thai PBS.
Interior permanent secretary Krisda Boonrach announced on Monday that government officials across the country have been instructed to make sure discretion is used by local events and party organizers in the time after the late king’s death.
Loy Krathong falls on Nov. 14, and Krisda especially noted that police must be sure that waterfronts and other venues are safe and respectful.
It had been rumored that fireworks would be banned this Loy Krathong but, during Krisda’s remarks, he simply noted that accidents related to fireworks, firecrackers and hot-air balloons need to be prevented.