Public holidays in Thailand 2019-2023

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 FestivalFeb, 5thJan, 25thFeb, 12thFeb, 1stJan, 22nd

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

Magha PujaEnde Februar/Anfang März
Visakha BuchaVollmond im 6. Mondmonat, Mai/Juni
First ploughing ceremonyErste Maihälfte, festgelegt durch brahmanische Astrologen
Beginning of Vassa1. Tag des abnehmenden Mondes im 8. Mondmonat, üblicherweise im Juli
Sartthai Dayletzter Neumondtag im 10. Mondmonat, normalerweise im September
Ok Phansa DayVollmondnacht im 11. Mondmonat (Oktober)
Donation day Thot KathinEnde der dreimonatigen Regenzeitklausur, normalerweise im November
Loi Krathong (Festival of Lights)Vollmond im 12. Mondmonat, normalerweise im November