OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS 2017 & 2018




Key:

JANUARY Sunday 1
(Monday 2 - Tuesday 3)
NEW YEARS DAY
The beginning of the western new year is a national holiday in Thailand. One of three "new year" holidays celebrated every year.

Saturday 28 CHINESE NEW YEAR
The beginning of the Chinese lunar year is celebrated in the Chinatowns of every city. Some businesses close for the day, but it is not a national holiday.

FEBRUARY Saturday 11
(Monday 13)
Makha Bucha Day
Makha Bucha celebrates the Buddha's first sermon to his disciples. (In lieu)
APRIL Monday 6 CHAKRI DAY
Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty, Rama I.
Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 SONGKRAN
Songkran is the traditional Thai new year, generally celebrated as a water festival.
Friday 14 EASTER FRIDAY
Sunday 16 EASTER SUNDAY
Songkran is the traditional Thai new year, generally celebrated as a water festival.
Monday 17 EASTER MONDAY
MAY Monday 01 NATIONAL LABOUR DAY
International Labor Day is celebrated as a national holiday
Wednesday 20 VISAKHA BUCHA
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.
JUNE Monday 12 QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
JULY Saturday 8 (Monday 10) ASAHNA BUCHA DAY
This day marks the beginning of the Buddhist 'lent' period. A time when monks are supposed to retreat to their temples while new life springs forth (in lieu 0).
Sunday 23 (Monday 24) NATIONAL REMEMBERANCE DAY (In lieu)
AUGUST Saturday 12 (Monday 14) H.M. THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
Her Majesty the Queen's birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country's Mothers' Day (In lieu).
Saturday 26 NATIONAL REPENTANCE DAY
SEPTEMBER Saturday 16 INDEPENDENCE DAY
OCTOBER Friday 13 KING BHUMIPOL ADULYADEJ MEMORIAL DAY
Celebrates the life of one of Thailand's most revered Kings on the anniversary of his death (In Lieu).
Monday 23 CHULALONGKORN DAY
Celebrates the life of one of Thailand's most revered Kings on the anniversary of his death (In Lieu).
Thursday 26 THE ROYAL CREMATION CEREMONY OF KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ
DECEMBER Tuesday 05 KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ BIRTHDAY/ NATIONAL DAY
Monday 11 CONSTITUTION DAY
This date celebrates the day in 1932 when the country was granted its first constitution.
Monday 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Tuesday 26 BOXING DAY
Sunday 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
The day before the Western new year is always a public holiday.




2018 Holidays
JANUARY Monday 1
(Tuesday 2)
NEW YEARS DAY
The beginning of the western new year is a national holiday in Thailand. One of three "new year" holidays celebrated every year (in lieu).

Saturday 28 CHINESE NEW YEAR
The beginning of the Chinese lunar year is celebrated in the Chinatowns of every city. Some businesses close for the day, but it is not a national holiday.

MARCH Thursday 01 MAKHA BUCHA DAY
Makha Bucha celebrates the Buddha's first sermon to his disciples. (In lieu)
Friday 30 EASTER FRIDAY
Saturday 31 EASTER SATURDAY
APRIL Sunday 1 EASTER SUNDAY
Monday 2 EASTER MONDAY
Thursday 6 CHAKRI DAY
Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty, Rama I.
Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 SONGKRAN
Songkran is the traditional Thai new year, generally celebrated as a water festival.
Monday 1 NATIONAL LABOUR DAY
International Labor Day is celebrated as a national holiday
MAY Wednesday 10 VISAKHA BUCHA
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.
Monday 14 ROYAL PLOUGHING DAY
JUNE Saturday 8
(Monday 10)
ASAHNA BUCHA DAY
This day marks the beginning of the Buddhist 'lent' period. A time when monks are supposed to retreat to their temples while new life springs forth (in lieu).
Monday 11 QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
JULY Monday 23 NATIONAL REMEMBERANCE DAY
Monday 30 H.M. KING MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN’S BIRTHDAY
AUGUST Monday 13 H.M. THE QUEEN SIRIKIT'S BIRTHDAY
Her Majesty the Queen's birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country's Mothers' Day (In lieu).
Monday 27 NATIONAL REPENTANCE DAY
In lieu of Repentance Day that fall son Sunday 26th August 2018)
SEPTEMBER Monday 17 INDEPENDENCE DAY
(In lieu of Independence Day which falls on Sunday 16 September 2018)
OCTOBER Monday 15 KING BHUMIPOL ADULYADEJ MEMORIAL DAY
Monday 23 CHULALONGKORN DAY
Celebrates the life of one of Thailand's most revered Kings on the anniversary of his death.
DECEMBER Tuesday 05 KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ BIRTHDAY/ NATIONAL DAY AND THAILAND'S FATHERS' DAY
Monday 11 CONSTITUTION DAY
This date celebrates the day in 1932 when the country was granted its first constitution.
Tuesday 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Wednesday 26 BOXING DAY
Monday 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
The day before the Western new year is always a public holiday.




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