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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Loy Krathong – On, Off, back On again – YIPPEE!

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Via: Bangkok Post

State organisations and the private sector may proceed with annual Loy Krathong celebrations which fall on Nov 17 despite the nation being in mourning for the Supreme Patriarch.

Tongthong Chandransu, the Prime Minister’s Office secretary-general said the government has not imposed a ban on festive activities following the death of the Supreme Patriarch on Oct 24 at the age of 100 years.

State and private agencies can organise Loy Krathong celebrations as they see fit, he said.

EARLIER  (yesterday, in fact), the Tourism Authority of Thailand postponed its annual Loy Krathong celebrations after the government extended the official mourning period to Nov 23.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/376938/loy-krathong-gets-go-ahead-from-govt

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personal thought:

The Thai goverment/Tourist Authority of Thailand have absolutely no f’n idea what they are doing, and that’s why it’s called:

AMAZING THAILAND!

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October 30, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 5 Comments