Hot! No Plan to Cancel Songkran Over Coronavirus Fears

There are no plans to cancel Songkran festivities this year in Thailand over Coronavirus fears, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn did say, however, that some changes to the multiday Thai New Year celebration could be made in response to the spread of the deadly virus.

A Ministry of Tourism and Sports spokesman, on the other hand, said that the Thai government could cancel the entire festivities if the situation gets worse–he also noted that many private event organizers have already made cancellations.

The biggest Songkran festivals are still a go for the moment, however, such as S2O Music Festival and Siam Songkran Music Festival.

Songkran officially runs from April 13-15 in Thailand.

It’s most known for its raucous water fights and street parties.

The Thailand government initially considered extending this year’s Songkran holiday to nine days instead of five to boost domestic tourism amidst a drop in Chinese visitors.

That idea was quickly nixed though.

Read the full story here.

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