Songkran: April 12 not a bank holiday | The Pinoy Legacy


Songkran this year will be longer after the Cabinet announced earlier that April 12 will be an extra holiday. This means government officials and Songkran revelers will enjoy the long weekend from April 12 t0 16.

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The Cabinet also allowed the central bank and private firms to make a decision about whether to take an extra holiday or business as usual.

In a report from The Nation, the central bank announced on Monday that it had decided that April 12 won’t be a bank holiday and that it would remain a standard workday for banks and financial institutions, so as to avoid disruption of financial transactions caused by a long holiday, and to avoid possible effects on the economy.

The report added that the Stock Exchange of Thailand has also announced that the SET would remain open on April 12.

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