Songkran revelers will enjoy a much longer “water splashing” this 2018 as the Thai New Year will be celebrated two days longer this year. The cabinet ministers announced Tuesday that Songkran Festival will be observed from April 12 to April 16.
Col. Atisit Chaiyanuwat, assistant spokesman of The Prime Minister’s Office, said the holiday would be observed on April 12 and April 16 this year since the official days – April 14 and April 15 – fall on a weekend, Khaosod English reported.
The kingdom is hoping the extended holiday would bring in more tourists.
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