A majority of people agree with the government’s tendency to announce a special holiday to create a long holiday, such as during the Songkran festival, to help stimulate the country’s sagging economy, according to a survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.
The poll was conducted online on April 6-15 on 1,447 people throughout the country to compile their opinions about this.
Asked whether they agreed with the government in doing this, a majority – 62.34% – agreed with it; 23.50% disagreed and 14.16% were uncertain.
Asked what they think about the number of existing holidays in Thailand, 53.28% said the number is appropriate; 32.34% said there are too many holidays; and, 14.38% said the number of holidays is too small.
Asked which holiday is most important to them, with each respondent allowed to give more than one answer, most of the respondents, 81.30, pointed to the New Year holiday, followed by 76.56% to the Songkran festival; 48.37% the Father and Mother’s days; 34.99% the beginning and end of the Buddhist Lent; and, 27.41% the Makabucha Day.
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