Thailand celebrates spectacular Songkran New Year to promote tourism

Tourists and locals have fun during the Songkran New Year holiday in Bangkok (Thailand), April 13, 2022. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

On March 26, government spokesman Thailand Anucha Burapachaisri said the activities were jubilant Songkran New Year will be held across the country next April, to help promote the recover Tourism.

After three years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) expects this year’s Songkran festival to return to a grand scale thanks to a faster-than-expected recovery of the tourism market. . Mr. Anucha quoted a source from TAT as saying that major festivals will be held in 5 main regions of the country.

TAT also conducts the 5th phase of the program “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” (We travel together) to promote the “smokeless industry.”

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A Thai government spokesman confirmed that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had directed the issuance of guidelines to promote tourism and believes that these measures will help the country’s tourism industry recover quickly.

Songkran New Year is the traditional Thai New Year holiday. The main day of Tet is April 13 every year, but the holiday usually lasts until April 15. The official Thai New Year is counted from April 13 every year until 1888 when the Land of the Golden Temple moved the Lunar New Year to April 1.

Starting in 1940, Thailand switched to calculate New Year’s Day on January 1 of the solar calendar.

Do Sinh (VNA/Vietnam+)