Public Holidays

Public holidays in Thailand 2020-2024

In the Christian world, most holidays are oriented towards Easter or Christmas. But also in other countries far away from home there is enough reason to celebrate.

Not all holidays are statuted by law - and those that are, do not necessarily mean a day off in all regions of Thailand. Rather, it is often up to the respective parts of the country whether the holiday is also a day off.

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Non-movable holidays

Non-statutory holidays are written in gray.

New Year's DayJan, 1st
Wan Chakri Memorial DayApr, 6th
Songkran (Thai New Year)Apr, 13th
Labor DayMay, 1st
Coronation dayMay, 5th
Mid-year holidayJul, 1st
Asalha PujaJul, 22nd
Mother's Day (Queen's birthday)Aug, 15th
Anniversary of the death of King ChulalongkornOct, 23rd
Father's Day (birthday of the king)Dec, 5th
Constitution DayDec, 10th
ChirstmasDec, 25th
New Year's EveDec, 31st

Moving Holidays in Thailand

Chinese New Years FestivalJan, 25thFeb, 12thFeb, 1stJan, 22ndFeb, 10th

Movable holidays with (so far and for us) uncalculatable dates:

Magha PujaLate February / early March
Visakha BuchaFull moon in the 6th lunar month, May/June
First ploughing ceremonyFirst half of May, determined by Brahmin astrologers
Beginning of Vassa1st day of the waning moon in the 8th lunar month, usually in July
Sartthai Daylast new moon day in the 10th lunar month, usually in September
Ok Phansa DayFull moon night in the 11th lunar month (October)
Donation day Thot KathinEnd of the three-month rainy season exam, usually in November
Loi Krathong (Festival of Lights)Full moon in the 12th lunar month, usually in November