FYI If You Are Travelling To Thailand In October, Some Festivals Have Been Cancelled

2016-10-17 21:47:08Z
Harriet Armstrong
Harriet Armstrong

Harriet is a Digital Content Producer for Scoopla.

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It's a sad time for Thailand after their King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away.

Consequently, the government have put a restrictions on some nightlife including full moon parties for an entire month.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej sadly passed away from illness on Thursday, aged 88. Which means that there will be a period of mourning that will last an entire year and this means a reduction on nightlife for an entire month in keeping with Thailand's traditional buddhist beliefs.

Thailand's junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha took to national television to declare a one-year official mourning period. He also asked the public to refrain from celebrations for at least 30 days, and dozens of events - from concerts to weddings have been cancelled. 

Television networks are also under orders not to broadcast any overly joyous images - such as dancing - with one major channel saying it would not be airing its popular soap opera series.

As a traveller to the country, it's respectful to follow this tradition and keep partying to a minimum.

Photo Credit-Warner Bros

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