The mayor of Pattaya spoke to the local press yesterday about the planned fireworks festival on November 26 and 27 this year that is on the city’s calendar, but it has yet to be approved by CCSA before it can be used again.
Pattaya Mayor Sontaya Khunplome said: “The fireworks festival scheduled for November is now being shared on social media by various pages, groups and companies. There are many events in Pattaya that have been postponed since March. I just wanted to officially discuss the status of these events now, as we’ve had a lot of questions about them after they were leaked through social media in the past few days.”
Let me start by opening up our city, from October 1, it is proposed to open some cities in Thailand to international vaccinated tourists. Pattaya is part of this proposal, but Chonburi is still a maximum control zone and under many Covid-19 restrictions. We also need to focus on domestic tourism and be ready to welcome back domestic visitors with many events like last year which was a great success. We cannot wait forever, we must prepare these activities and assume the best for the last months of this year, building activities and events for both domestic and foreign tourists.
When and certainly IF the CCSA relaxes current restrictions on gatherings, social events, entertainment, concerts and similar activities, we intend to be ready and able to be one of the first provinces in Thailand to host major annual events. breathe life into.
We also want to plan events for musicians and artists who have been out of work for the past six months and who have struggled as much as many entrepreneurs.”
The mayor continued.
“As a result, we have put together and are in the process of planning and compiling the current schedule (see below) for events for the latter part of this year. We would like to reiterate that this is subject to the approval of the CCSA, but as the vaccination program has accelerated locally and we are approaching almost 70% of our vaccinated local residents, currently the number of hospitalizations and serious cases is low, and the situation is improving day by day day, we therefore expect that this permission will be granted.”
The mayor further stated:
“The event schedule is currently for October 22 – 23: Pattaya Music Festival which lasts for four weeks every weekend and aims to kick off the return of events and Pattaya, on November 19 we will have a Loy Krathong festival and on November 26 – 27: The Pattaya Fireworks Festival.”
“In addition, the “Naklua Walk and Eat Festival is scheduled for early December until at least the end of January next year.”
“Finally, we are also preparing for the New Year’s Pattaya Countdown Festival, which was canceled last year due to Covid-19 and disappointed many people, including the dozens of musicians scheduled. We hope to make up for that this year with a memorable countdown.”
The mayor concluded:
“However, all of these events are dependent on the administrative center for Covid19 containment, the CCSA, for approval and thus are dependent on the situation surrounding the Covid19 virus.
That said, we hope to keep all of these events safe with Covid19 precautions. We safely held many events last year and learned a lot about how to do it, this year we plan to do the same with some adjustments and in collaboration with the CCSA. We have also studied countries abroad, such as in the UK, on how they have successfully brought back festivals and events and are planning to adjust some of their procedures and policies.”
As you have come to expect from me as your news bear, I will be providing further updates on all events as the dates get closer.
So the city of Pattaya may have started publishing a tentative schedule for weekend events in November and December, but your news bear emphasizes that
none of the events are yet “set in stone due to the Covid19 situation which is subject to sudden Carona outbreaks.
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