Budget for Maha Songkran World Water Festival

21 February 2024
2024-02-21 11:23

The Thai Cabinet approved a budget of about Bt104 million from the Central Fund on 20th February, to promote the Maha Songkran World Water Festival in Bangkok and across the country in April.

The festive activities will be held from 11 to 15 April to showcase Thailand’s “soft power” in food, sports, tourism, music, books, movies, games, arts, design and fashion.

Deputy government spokesperson said that the festival is expected to attract over 200,000 tourists to Thailand, generating about 3.1 billion baht in revenue and pushing Thailand onto a list of countries with the best festivals.On December 6 last year, UNESCO announced the inclusion of Songkran in Thailand in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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