OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS 2020




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JANUARY Wednesday 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
The beginning of the western new year.


APRIL Monday 6 CHAKRI DAY
Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty, Rama I.
Friday 10 GOOD FRIDAY
Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.
Saturday 11 EASTER SATURDAY
Sunday 12 EASTER SUNDAY
Christian holiday commemorating Jesus Christ's resurrection from death.
Monday 13 EASTER MONDAY


SONGKRAN
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year, generally celebrated as a water festival.



MAY Monday 4 CORONATION DAY
This holiday marks the 1950 coronation of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej
Wednesday 6 VISAKHA BUCHA DAY
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana of the Buddha.
JUNE Wednesday 3
H.M. QUEEN SUTHIDA BAJRASUDHABIMALALA KSHANA'S BIRTHDAY
Monday 8 QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
The holiday marks the birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
JULY Thursday 23 NATIONAL REMEMBERANCE DAY
Commemorating Papua New Guinea soldiers who served in WWI and WWII.
Tuesday 28 H.M. KING MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN PHRA VAJIRAKLAOCHAOYUHUA'S BIRTHDAY
AUGUST Wednesday 12 H.M. QUEEN SIRIKIT THE QUEEN MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY
Her Majesty the Queen Mother's birthday is a national holiday and serves as the country's Mother's Day.
Wednesday 26 NATIONAL REPENTANCE DAY
SEPTEMBER Sunday 16 INDEPENDENCE DAY
Commemorates Papua New Guinea gaining Independence in 1975.
OCTOBER Tuesday 13 KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ THE GREAT MEMORIAL DAY
Commemorates the death of the late King of Thailand, H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Friday 23 CHULALONGKORN DAY
Commemorates the life of one of Thailand's most revered Kings on the anniversary of his death.
DECEMBER Saturday 05
(Monday 7 in lieu)
H.M. KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ THE GREAT'S BIRTHDAY
Commemorates the birthday the late King H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej and also serves as the nation's Father's Day (in lieu).
Friday 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.


Saturday 26 BOXING DAY
A holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day.


Thursday 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
The day before the Western new year.





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