The government here in Thailand made the decision today to extend this years “Songkran Festival” to a five day holiday beginning on April 12.
In an effort to provide additional time for those traveling to their hometowns the Thai Cabinet have decided to extend the festival by an additional day making April 12 a public holiday in an effort to further increase nationwide tourism thus increasing revenue generated.
Traffic problems are often associated with this holiday with an increased number of people out celebrating in the streets, as a result Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to prepare measures to increase road safety and look at easing congestion in cities.
Source: The Nation
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