Fireworks display is permissible during New Year’s celebrations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the National Council for Peace and Order, has invoked Section 44 of the Interim Constitution, lifting a ban on the display of fireworks and flying of sky lanterns during the New Year’s celebrations.

Display of fireworks is permissible during 11 pm on New Year’s Eve until 1 am of New Year’s Day. However, fireworks display must meet the following conditions: the locations of the fireworks display must be of safe distance from the Royal palace, oil depots, petrol stations, hospitals and airports; the diameter of the tubes for the firing of fireworks must not exceed 12 inches and the organizers of the fireworks display must mete out measures to make sure that the display must not cause damage to the other people’s properties or harm the other people.

As for the flying of sky lanterns and the shooting of Bang Fai rockets, prior permission must be sought with the authorities concerned in the areas.