The four-day weekend in September was a good choice as this month does not have any public holidays, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.
CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said that a substitute holiday period is possible next month if the number of new novel coronavirus disease cases remains low throughout June.
Violators of the prohibition on social gatherings are liable to a fine of up to 40,000 baht and/or a two-year jail term.
The holiday will no longer fall on April 13 to April 15, but new dates weren’t announced.
The Songkran party on Khao San Road and activities in two neighbouring communities have been cancelled this year to prevent the possible spread of coronavirus disease
Pattaya City is the latest major city to cancel Songkran festival celebrations.
“This year, Patong will not hold any official Songkran festival celebration events at all.”