BANGKOK, 28 April 2017: Thai workers will enjoy a holiday on Labour Day on Monday 1 May.
Labour Day was adopted to give workers an opportunity to take a break, although Thailand’s workers arrive at this holiday already refreshed by a five to seven-day break during the annual Songkran Festival in mid-April.
Labour Day is observed in more than 80 countries, worldwide.
This year, the government has decided to cancel the 5 May public holiday as it was the coronation day of the late monarch and needed to be removed from the holiday calendar following the accession of the new King to the throne.
The nation will have two new public holidays starting this year, 28 July (HM the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday) and 13 October (HM the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day) to mark the day of the Late King’s passing.
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