New Year Countdown Party in Mueang Chonburi to Be Replaced by a Merit-Making Rite, Authorities Say

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Mueang Chonburi —

The authorities in Chonburi have made the abrupt decision to cancel the New Year Countdown party in parts of the province and instead hold a merit-making rite for monks on January 1st, 2023.

The reason for the cancellation has not been explicitly stated, but it is believed to be related to the hospitalization of HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha, who has yet to regain consciousness due to a heart problem.

It seems that the announcement only applies to celebrations that will take place in the Mueang district of Chonburi and is ineffective in other areas such as the Saensuk subdistrict.

As of press time, the highly anticipated Pattaya Countdown and Bangsaen Countdown were set to continue.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.