National Public Holidays in Thailand

Find out when the public holidays fall throughout the year…

In Thailand, national holidays that fall on a weekend are generally taken as holidays on the following Monday.  Chinese New Year (the new Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival) in February is not an official holiday.

What the Thai days celebrate

  • Magha Puja or Wan Makha Bucha Day: Veneration of the Buddha
  • Chakri Memorial Day: The founding of the current dynasty, Rama I
  • Songkran: Four day traditional Thai New Year
  • Coronation Day: Celebrates the 1950 crowning of HM The King
  • Visakha Bucha Day: Celebrates the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha
  • Asanha Bucha Day: Commemorates the day on which Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon
  • Chulalongkorn Day: Commemorates King Rama V

 

Thai Public Holidays 2018

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 2 January - Day in lieu
  • 16 February - Chinese New Year 
  • 1 March - Makha Bucha Day
  • 6 April - King Rama I Memorial and Chakri Day
  • 13-17 April - Songkran (Thai New Year)
  • 30 April - Public Holiday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 29 May - Visakha Bucha Day
  • 27 July - Asahna Bucha Day
  • 30 July - H.M. King's Birthday 
  • 13 August - H.M. Queen's Birthday
  • 15 October - The Passing of King Bhumibol
  • 22 October - Public Holiday
  • 23 October - Chulalongkorn Day
  • 5 December - King Bhumibol's Birthday
  • 10 December - Constitution Day
  • 31 December - New Year's Eve