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Cabinet Oks entertainment activities to resume as normal as of November 14.

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  1. Ajarn P. Paul

    Ajarn P. Paul Thread Starter มันเป็นวันที่น่าเศร้าในวันนี้ในประเทศไทย ...

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    Cabinet Oks entertainment activities to resume as normal as of November 14.

    The Cabinet gave approval to nine categories of entertainment activities to resume as normal starting November 14 after the completion of the 30-day period of mourning that operators of these activities were asked to observe.

    The nine categories of entertainment activities are as follows:

    1. National festivals such as Loy Krathong, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year.

    2. Provincial festivals such as Red Cross fair, Pee Ta Khone festival.

    3. Provincial-level economic promotion activities such as bull-fighting, walking street festival.

    4. Entertainment activities such as Likae, Lamtad, music festival, contest and movie show.

    5. Night-life entertainment venues such as night clubs, pubs and bars.

    6. Activities in hotels such as conferences, parties.

    7. Concerts.

    8. Cultural and traditional activities such as thod kathin merit-making, pha pa, weddings and ordinations.

    9. Sports competitions.

    However, organizers of these activities of nine categories must take into consideration the regulations governing the activities and suitability.

    Regarding the flying of national flags, flying flags at half mast will end on November 12 and flags will be flown as normal starting November 14.

    Government officials and state enterprise workers are required to observe mourning for one year.



    Source: Thai PBS
     
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  2. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    My daughter will be happy they haven't cancelled Christmas!
     
  3. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Well it is Loy Krathong today but in my town there will be no loud music nor any fireworks (so I've been told today). Yes there is a staging platform built on the canal in the regular spot but that's it and just for releasing the Krathong only.

    What about where you live?

    Oh I did see too that the local main nightclub had a big banner up saying "open 14th Nov." ... must have hit them hard closing for a month.
     
  4. gungchang

    gungchang Well-Known Member

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    So, employees in private businesses are not required to observe mourning for one year?
     
  5. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep. It's up to them.
     
  6. Mister T

    Mister T Retired, fat and happy

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    Loi Krathong at the beach was different this year. Amazing bright moon from 5 onwards, outgoing tide with calm sea for the launching. Unlike past years there were no chinese lanterns or fireworks and not as many people out enjoying family time.
     
  7. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Same here.

    Also a story link:
    Nation celebrates Loy Krathong quietly |
     
  8. Stamp

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    Loy Krathong was a disgrace in Phetchaburi. Last week you could even 'loy' a 'krathong' in front of your door. Yesterday the water in the river was so low that organisations had to build platforms on the river to 'loy' the 'krathong'. As a result, the platforms were overcrowded and there were queues. Besides that, the river was hardly flowing.
    Well done, Irrigation Department. :cursing
     
  9. bahn_farang

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    Loy Krathong was the best in a long time in Lampang. The police and army in full operation, less fireworks and fewer hoards of roaming teenagers looking for trouble.
     
  10. SageAdvice

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    I notice mall stores have already started the Christmas/New Year hamper push. Commercial celebrations seem to be in order as long as they're inside.
     

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