A file photo of a New Year countdown firework at Asiatique in Bangkok.

BANGKOK — Monday Dec. 30 was declared a special public holiday by the government on Tuesday.

The announcement, made by the Prime Minister’s Office, effectively brought the number of New Year festival days off to five, lasting from Saturday Dec. 28 to Wednesday Jan 1.

It is unclear whether Dec. 30 would be considered a bank holiday as well; the Bank of Thailand is reportedly deliberating on the issue as of publication time.