Thailand’s Cabinet has designated July 7 as an extra holiday, which will give Thai people religious holidays from July 4 to 7, including Asalha Puja Day on July 5.
Culture Minister Itthiphol Khunpluem said that, since Asalha Puja Day falls on Sunday, July 6 (Monday) will be an alternative holiday and the cabinet decided to add July 7 as an extra holiday.
Asalha Puja Day commemorates the first sermon given by the Lord Buddha after his enlightenment.
Meanwhile, Thailand’s Cabinet has declared July 27 (Monday) a public holiday in lieu of one postponed Songkran day off, government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Tuesday.
The extra day off will give people in Thailand four public holidays from July 25 (Saturday) until July 28 (Tuesday) which is His Majesty the King’s birthday.
This article is taken from Thai PBS World