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It's official: Water splashing is restricted this Songkran

Water splashing, foam parties, and music events will be prohibited this Thai New Year

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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On March 19, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed that Songkran Festival or Thai New Year has been approved to carry on this year under several interesting restrictions. According to the announcement, it was revealed the usual highlights of the festival—be it splashing water, foam parties, and concerts—would be strictly prohibited everywhere in the country. You can still travel to other provinces, though. 

All these restrictions are intended to control the plausible spread of the virus.

The CCSA asserted that this year's Songkran should focus on traditional practices such as bathing Buddha statues, paying respect to seniors, and other religious activities. Holiday seekers are allowed to travel across cities. 

The authority also planned to extend the emergency decree until the end of May as well as decreasing the quarantine period to only ten days.

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