Bangkok- Songkran, the Thai New Year, was officially postponed today by the Thai Cabinet and Government out of concern for the possible spread of the novel Covid-19 Coronavirus. This is an unprecedented event, at least in modern times, and has many people, foreigners and Thai nationals, asking what next? Well, we wanted to take a moment to try to answer that question and a few others. Q. When is Songkran normally? A. The official dates are April 13-15th every year, although the holiday for Thai people, with days off work and national holidays, are normally the 12th-16th. Some provinces and areas celebrate on different days. In Pattaya, the event is normally over a week, with the big event being on April 19th. Q. When was it moved? A. The exact date has not been decided, however, is likely to be in July based on discussions the Cabinet has had. They have promised to give advance notice and enough time for people to book flights and make plans for the holiday. This will ... » Learn More about Songkran is officially postponed to later this year. So, what does that mean exactly?