The Thai Government has decided not to postpone all public holidays in May as part of the extended emergency decree.
The idea of canceling all public holidays in May, similar to the postponement of the Songkran festival in April, was floated yesterday after the state of emergency had been extended until the end of May.
However, after discussions in the cabinet today, the government has made the decision to allow the four public holidays in May to go ahead as planned.
The holidays are:
- Labor Day on May 1st
- Coronation Day on May 4th
- Visakha Bucha Day on May 6th
- Pheut Mongkol or Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day on May 11th
However, there was also a warning from Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, that officials will step up their efforts in preventing the spread of coronavirus during the holiday periods.
It was initially expected that the public holidays would be cancelled to prevent people from traveling home due to the close proximity of the holiday dates.
As it stands currently, inter-provincial travel remains under strict restrictions and should not be undertaken unless absolutely necessary.