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Offline thaiga

Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:49:09 PM »
Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow

Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow, as July 18 has been declared a public holiday, Asarnha Bucha Day on July 19 and Buddhist Lent Day on the 20th. So government offices & Immigration are closed 16-20 July. the extra day to create a long holiday is meant to encourage domestic tourism.

Not that it will make any difference to us as most are on holiday all the time  :)
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Offline audi

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:57:29 PM »
Bars closed again ?
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 11:25:02 PM »
Hi audi - yes of course - bars closed again - you'll have to do the brown bag trick 8)
or you could always go and make merit  ;)
                           
                                                     :cheers
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 06:12:59 AM »
Hi audi - yes of course - bars closed again - you'll have to do the brown bag trick 8)
or you could always go and make merit  ;)
                           
                                                     :cheers

LOL.  The brown bag trick.  :lol  Spot on!
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 12:52:00 PM »
Coming long holiday this weekend will see Thais spending over 5.7 billion baht

 The coming long holiday over the weekend will see Thai people spending more than five billion baht in religious activities, travels and shopping, according to the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Centre director Thanawat Polwichai said as Thai people will be enjoying a long holiday in the coming weekend with the arrival of the Buddhist Lent and Buddhist Lent Eve, he predicted that the holidays will generate the highest cash flows in the country for a period of 5 years.

The prediction was based on a recent survey made to gauge consumer spending behavior during the 5 day Buddhist Lent holiday.

Mr Thanawat said that the survey strongly suggested that there will be a dramatic increase in cash flows during the period of almost 5.78 billion baht.

This will represent a 7.6% increase and is the highest it has ever seen in the country in a 5 year period, he said.

Such a high spending will come from domestic tourism which expected to generate on average 4,156 baht per person, or a 62% increase from previous survey.

For religious purposes, consumers’ spending will increase by a dramatic 59% or an average of 4,571 baht per person.

Mr Thanawat said further that the high spending is entirely due to growing confidence in the economic recovery.

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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Offline thaiga

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 05:26:38 PM »
I don't quite understand how these holidays work, The kids here have school sunday and monday but have tuesday and wednesday off, Urr!

Traffic jams on highways to North, Northeast as people leave capital to enjoy 5-day long holiday

 As more and more people are leaving the capital to enjoy the long five day holiday this weekend that caused major highways to the Northeast, the North and the South jampacked with vehicles today, the Transport Company says it will add 1,000 extra trips from the normal 6,000 trips a day to cope with the rising number of passengers.

The company’s chairman and acting president Pol. Gen. Amnaj Anarttama-Ngarm said the company has been prepared to cope with the increase in passenger traffic during the 5 day Buddhist Lent and Buddhist Lent Eve break from July 16 – 20.

He stated that in normal circumstances, the average number of trips carried out by their buses is 6,000 per day.

But due to the higher number of passengers this long weekend,  they have increased 1,000 extra trips to the bus fleets per day.

Furthermore, he  said that the company has also prepared 300 special buses as backup.

These 300 will be able to handle an extra 100,000 passengers if the need arises, he said.

The acting president also revealed that the highest concentration of passenger traffic will be today as many rural people who are working in Bangkok have pre-booked tickets earlier on so that they can return to their domiciles before the rush occurs.

Meanwhile highway police said heavy traffic are on Asian, Friendship, and Highway 9 (Bang Na- Bang Pa-in) and also Highway 304 from Kabinburi to Nakhon Ratchasima.

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
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Offline thaiga

No booze can be legally bought or sold for 48-hours from midnight tonight

From an article in the pattayaone.net. I assume it will apply everywhere, No booze can be legally bought or sold for 48-hours from midnight tonight, Penalties for those caught can range from 10,000 baht fines, six months imprisonment or closure of business.

Bars will be open as usual until the stroke of midnight tonight when the shutters will be brought down. At midnight on Wednesday many will re-open. All banks, government offices and many businesses will be closed. Most currency exchange booths are expected to remain open, as are the ATM facilities.

The reason for ban is the two Buddhist holidays this week of Asarnha Bucha (Tues) and Khao Pansaa (Wed).

Asarnha Bucha Day is one of the four most important holy days in the Thai Buddhist calendar. The event commemorates the historic Buddha’s first public sermon some 2,500 years ago and is considered to be the birthday of Buddhism.

Khao Pansaa, or Buddhist Lent Day, is the first day of the monks ‘rain retreat’ meaning they confine themselves to the temples in order to avoid walking on the crops during the rainy season. Candles are lit and parades are held.

They are thought to provide enlightenment during the monks confinement and prayer. Devout Buddhists are supposed to abstain from alcohol for three lunar months.
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Don't forget Five day holiday starts tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 07:18:58 PM »
....but booze can be bought Illegally from just about any mom and pop mini-mart.
 
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