Ayutthaya cancels Songkran festivities

All activities to mark the Songkran festival in this former capital city during April 13-15 have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangkok Post reported.

Panu Yaemsri, the provincial governor, issued an urgent announcement on Sunday to inform the public – particularly tourists – that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Ayutthaya office and the provincial Songkran committee had decided to cancel the elaborate activities planned to be held on Si Sanphet road.

The abrupt cancellation – just one day after the activities scheduled for April 13-15 were publicly announced – was necessary because the Covid-19 situation in Thailand was deteriorating, Mr Panu said.

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