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Thailand will lift restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues on November 14 following a 30 day mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Thailand’s 30 day period of mourning for late King to end on November 14

thailand-to-resume“The first 30 days of the official mourning period has been the time for the Thai people in remembrance to the late King,” said Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

“Although there has been earlier minimal disruption to events, festivals and tourism activities, with entertainment restrictions being lifted from 14 November, visitors can feel assured that they will spend their time here, experience a warm welcome and continue with their holiday plans.”

Arrangements for nationally celebrated events including the Loi Krathong festival to be held on November 14, Christmas celebrations and New Year countdowns, as well as the Chinese New Year celebrations will be going ahead as planned.

Local fairs and festive events such as, walking street markets, Red Cross fairs, entertainment activities – Likay folk performance, concert and contest, and traditional ceremonies – Kathin robe offering, wedding party and Buddhist ordination ceremony – will also be taking place as normal.

Hotels will be able to hold celebrations and events, including meetings and seminars, and parties. In addition, sporting fixtures will go ahead as planned, while clubs, bars and entertainment venues will return to their usual opening hours.

However, as this is still a reverence time for the Thai people, overt celebrations of events may still be toned down slightly as a mark of respect, but this will have no effect on scheduling.

“While this is the mourning period in Thailand, life is going on in the country and the people are as welcoming as ever to tourists,” Yuthasak said.

“All events and celebrations are going ahead and tourists will be seen as true friends of Thailand in these eventful times.”

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