Consumer Protection Day in Thailand Date in the current year: April 30, 2016

Consumer Protection Day in Thailand Consumer Protection Day is an official observance in Thailand that has been held annually on April 30 since 1980. It is regulated by the government but is not observed as a non-working holiday.

The term “consumer protection” refers to laws and organizations aimed to protect the rights of consumers. Four basic consumer rights were formulated by US President John F. Kennedy in 1962, they are: the right to safety, the right to be informed, the right to choose, the right to be heard. The anniversary of the Consumer Bill of Rights is now celebrated as World Consumer Rights Day.

Additionally, some countries have their own national holidays and observances dedicated to celebrating and protecting the rights of consumers. For example, Consumer Protection Day in Thailand commemorates the anniversary of Consumer Protection Act adopted by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) on April 30, 1979.

Consumer Protection Day focuses on helping Thai citizens learn more about their consumer rights and raising awareness about the importance of protection of these rights. On the occasion, government institutions as well as non-governmental organizations hold events and activities aimed to educate about consumer protection laws.

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