On Tuesday, Tourism Authority of Thailand chief Yuthasak Supasorn said at this moment in time, the Songkran festival will go ahead as planned, although some events might be scaled back, while organisers may cancel some events of their own accord.
Songkran Festival not cancelled, likely to proceed in a toned down form, says Thai Tourism Authority Governor
As the world continues to deal with the outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus worldwide and many events continue to be cancelled in Pattaya such as The LPGA tour, The St Patrick’s Day Parade, The Open Swimming Competition, the Troppixx Music Festival and the Marine Run, attention has begun to turn on social media to the biggest holiday of the year in Thailand-Songkran, The Water Festival, also known as the Thai New Year.
At a conference today, Thai Tourism Authority Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that the festival will be held as usual and the TAT events are likely to go forward as the government has not issued an order to cancel Songkran. He did, however, say that there will be adjustments made and both the private sector and the Government are currently organizing and deciding what may take place. It is highly possible that the event will be heavily toned down, with less water play and parties and focus on a traditional family style Songkran.