Chinese New Year event cancelled, but light display will be held during February 11 – 28, 2021

Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok, revealed that, in the past during Chinese New Year , Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) would work in cooperation with the Organizing Committee for the Yaowarat Chinese New Year Celebrations, business owners/operators and people living in Samphanthawong District to annually organize Chinese New Year celebrations. However, this year comes with the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the situation has not shown a tendency to subside. This can affect public safety for those who are at risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread while participating in any gatherings and events. Therefore, in order to prevent and control any possible spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) during Yaowarat Chinese New Year celebrations, the BMA decided to cancel the event this year.

Although this year’s Chinese New Year Celebration is cancelled, there will be light display on the occasion of 2021 Chinese New Year organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This aims to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand and to bring happiness to Thai-Chinese people on the occasion of New Year according to Chinese culture and tradition. The light display will be held during February 11 – 28, 2021 at the Chinese arch commemorating the 6th cycle birthday anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Odeon Circle or Wongwian Odeon) and Yaowarat Road in Samphanthawong District during 18.00 – 24.00 hrs.

In this regard, the BMA requests for cooperation from the people who will come to visit and enjoy the light display to strictly comply with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing of surgical or fabric face mask, frequently washing hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel or alcohol hand rub, and keeping social distance between each individual of at least 1 to 1.5 meters.