Holidays in Thailand

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Public holidays in Thailand can vary, and the Thai calendar includes both traditional festivals and national holidays. Below is a list of some major public holidays observed in Thailand:

  1. New Year’s Day (Wan Khun Pee Mai): January 1
  2. Makha Bucha Day: The full moon day in the third lunar month (usually in February)
  3. Chakri Memorial Day: April 6
  4. Songkran Festival: April 13-15 (Thai New Year)
  5. Labor Day: May 1
  6. Coronation Day: May 4
  7. Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day: Usually in May
  8. Vesak (Visakha Bucha) Day: The full moon day in the sixth lunar month (usually in May)
  9. Asahna Bucha Day: The full moon day in the eighth lunar month (usually in July)
  10. Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa): The first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month (usually in July)
  11. Queen’s Birthday (Mother’s Day): August 12
  12. Chulalongkorn Day: October 23
  13. End of Buddhist Lent (Awk Phansa): The full moon day in the eleventh lunar month (usually in October)
  14. King Bhumibol Memorial Day: October 13 (changed from December 5 in 2019)
  15. Constitution Day: December 10
  16. Christmas Day: December 25

These dates are based on the Gregorian calendar, and some holidays, like Songkran and Loy Krathong, may vary slightly each year. Additionally, there are regional holidays and observances that may not be listed here.


It's always a good idea to double-check the specific dates and any updates since my last knowledge update. Local authorities in Thailand may sometimes declare additional holidays or change the dates of existing ones.

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