On behalf of all of us at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), we would like to extend our best wishes to the Thai people and everyone around the Kingdom of Thailand, as they celebrate Songkran and welcome in the Thai New Year on 13 April, 2020.
Traditionally most people who work outside their hometown usually travel home to make merit at temples and to politely pour water on the hands of their elders, asking for blessings of prosperity and a healthy life. This has added significance during 2020, as we take care to ensure everyone remains healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Because of social distancing, we understand that many traditions are on hold this year while the Songkran spirit remains strong in everyone’s heart.
TAT would like to remind all of you to stay safe this holiday season, prepare for the time when travel and tourism returns, and we can all celebrate Songkran in style with our beloved family and friends.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn
Tourism Authority of Thailand
12 April, 2020, at 13.00 Hrs.