Friday, 6 April 2012

Back to Back Holidays in Thailand

Friday 6 April is Chaki Memorial Day that honours the nine kings who ruled over Thailand under the Chakri Dynasty. The first king in the Chaki Dynasty, Rama I, founded the capital in Bangkok. The current ruler, His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s longest reigning monarch.

The Thai Cabinet designated Monday 9 April a holiday to allow citizens to pay their respects at the royal cremation of HRH Bejaratana Rajasuda.

Then it's back to work for 3 days before the Big Splash Songkran which runs from the 13th to 16th

For Songkran Motorway tolls will once more be waived.

Motorway travel will be free during the Songkran festival, from 1600 on 10 April to 2400 on 16 April, to encourage Thais travel up-country to visit friends and relatives.
The concession applies to motorways 9 and 7 that skirt Bangkok and connect with highways to the North near Bang Pa-In and to the East in Chonburi linking resorts such as Pattaya and Rayong with Bangkok.

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