(28 October) Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the postponement of Loy Krathong Festival, as the nation is still in mourning for the death of His Holiness Somdej Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand.
The TAT's Deputy Governor for Domestic Marketing, Mr. Tawatchai Arunyik, made the announcement.
This year’s Loy Krathong festival falls on 17th of November, which will be the period of mourning for the death of the Buddhist Spiritual Leader.
Last week, the government had announced the extension of the period to 30 days until the 23rd of November, any entertainment activities are omitted during the time.
Further discussion on the festival celebration will be held in order to preserve the Thai tradition and promote tourism. Loy Krathong Festival is one of the key events attracting many visitors from both international and domestic markets.
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