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.