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 2017

  • 1 January - New Year's Day
  • 2 January - New Year's Day observed
  • 3 January - New Year's Day holiday
  • 28 January - Chinese New Year (a public holiday in some regions)
  • 22 February - Makha Bucha Day
  • 6 April - King Rama I Memorial and Chakri Day
  • 13 - 16 April - Songkran (Thai New Year)
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • 5 May - Coronation Day
  • 10 May - Visakha Bucha Day (Buddha Day)
  • 8 July - Asanha Bucha Day
  • 9 July - Asanha Bucha Day observed
  • 14 August - The Queen's Birthday
  • 23 October - Chulalongkorn Day
  • 5 December - The King's Birthday / Father's Day
  • 10 December - Constitution Day
  • 11 December - Constitution Day Observed
  • 31 December - New Year's Eve