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Thailand Public Holidays


New Year's Day: 1st January. Please click for more information on New Year's Day.

Magha Puja: Full moon in February/March - This festival commemorates the speech given by Buddha to 1,250 enlightened monks Throughout Thailand. Participants carry candles and walk around the main shrine of the temple three times in a clockwise direction

Chinese New Year: January/February

Chakri Day: 6 April commemorates the establishment of the royal house of Chakri

Songkran: 13-15th April - Thai New Year. Large water festival nationwide. Please click for more information on Songkran.

Coronation Day: 5th May

Royal Ploughing Ceremony: May (date varies) - Giving blessing to Thai farmers

Wisakha Bucha: Full moon in May commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Please click for more information on Wisakha Bucha Day.

Asanha Bucha: Full moon in July commemorates Buddha's first sermon. Please click for more information on Asanha Bucha Day.

Khao Pansa: July, beginning of the Buddhist rainy season. Please click for more information on Khao Pansa Day.

Queen's Birthday: 12th August. Please click for more information on the Queen's Birthday and Mother's Day.

King Chulalongkorn Day: 23rd October - Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910. Please click for more information on King Chulalongkorn Day.

Loy Krathong: Full moon in November - Thais float candles placed on banana-leaf floats (krathong) in rivers and lakes as a thanksgiving offering to the water deity. Bad luck floats away with the krathong. Please click for more information on Loy Krathong.

King's Birthday: 5th December - Commemorates the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1927. Also referred to as National Day and National Father's Day. Please click for more information on the Kings Birthday.

Constitution Day: 10th December. Please click for more information on Constitution Day.

New Year's Eve: 31st December

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