Public & National Holidays in Thailand

The Kingdom of Thailand is located at the centre of the Indo-China peninsula in Asia. When we talk about Public and National holidays in Thailand, there are a number of holidays that are observed country wide.


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    Holidays in January

    1st - New Year's Day

    The people of Thailand celebrate the solar and Gregorian year with great enthusiasm.

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    Holidays in February

    25th - Magha Puja Day

    It is a religious holiday and people from Buddhist religion visit different temples and offer prayers. It is a very important day in Thailand.

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    Holidays in April

    6th - Chakri Memorial Day

    This day commemorates the establishment of the great Chakri Dynasty by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke in 1782.

    8th - Substitution Chakri Memorial Day

    Some people believe that the day King Buddha laid the foundation of the Chakri Dynasty was 8th April not 6th April and they celebrate the day on this date.

    13-16th - Songkran Festival

    It is the traditional Thai year and is also the prime holiday of the year in Thailand.

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    Holidays in May

    1st - National Labour Day

    It is the Labour Day across the word and Thai people celebrate this day with great enthusiasm. It is a public holiday in Thailand.

    5th - Coronation Day

    This holiday is celebrated to commemorate the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    6th - Substitution for Coronation Day

    Some parts of Thailand commemorate the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 6th May instead of 5th May.

    13th - Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day

    This holiday is to recognize the great work of country’s farmers and give them official blessing. The day is also known as the Farmer’s Day.

    24th - Visakha Bucha Day

    The day is observed to commemorate the birth of the Buddha and his enlightening. The day is also known as National Tree Day.

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    Holidays in July

    22nd - Asalha Puja Day

    The holiday is to commemorate the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.

    23rd - Khao Phansa Day

    Buddhist observe marking the beginning of Vassa.

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    Holidays in August

    12th - Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday

    Also known as the mother day, the holiday commemorates the birthday of Queen Sirikit, 1932.

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    Holidays in October

    23rd - Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

    The Thai people commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn, 1910.

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    Holidays in December

    5th -His Majesty The King's Birthday

    The day is also observed as the National Father’s Day and Thai people commemorate the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 1927.

    10th - Constitution Day

    This day is observed to celebrate and commemorate the promulgation of the first permanent constitution of the country in 1932.

    31st - New Year's Eve

    It is the final day of the Gregorian year and is observed with great enthusiasm across the country.

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