Public Holidays Thailand

Thailand has a lot of public holidays which includes at least five Buddhist days per year. Thais celebrate New Year in April during the water festival called Songkran. They also celebrate the Western New Year on December 31st . Thais love to have fun and enjoy holidays. Below is a list of Thai National holidays for 2016. Note that on most Buddhist holidays the selling of alcohol is officially banned and many bars are closed. Follow this link to view the days when the sale of alcohol is banned in Thailand.

To view more information about a particular Thai holiday use the link in the holiday name.

Thai Business and Public Holidays 2016

Date Holiday Name Holiday Type
January 01
New Year's Day
National holiday
January 02 - 03 Substitute for New Year's Day National holiday
February 8 Chinese New Year Observance
February 22 Makha Bucha Day National holiday
April 06 Chakri Day National holiday
April 13 - 15 Songkran Days National holiday
May 01 National Labour Day (or following Monday) National holiday
May 5 Day Coronation Day National holiday
May 9 Royal Ploughing Ceremony National holiday
May 20 (full moon) Visakha Bucha National holiday
July 1 Mid Year Bank Holiday Bank holiday
July 18 Extra holiday National holiday
July 19 Asalaha Bucha Day National holiday
July 20 Khao Phansa Day (Buddhist Lent day) National holiday
August 12 H.M. The Queen's Birthday National holiday
August 12 Mothers day National holiday
October 16 Awk Phansa Day (End of Buddhist Lent) Observance
October 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day National holiday
October 24 Chulalongkorn Day observed National holiday
November 15 Loy Kratong Evening Celebration Observance
December 05 H.M. The King's Birthday National holiday
December 05 Father's Day National holiday
December 10 Constitution Day National holiday
December 12 Constitution Day observed National holiday
December 24 Christmas Eve Observance
December 25 Christmas Day Observance
December 31 New Year's Eve National holiday
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Thai Business and Public Holidays 2015

Date Holiday Name Holiday Type
January 01
New Year's Day
 
January 02 - 03 Substitute for New Year's Day  
February 19 Chinese New Year Observance
March 04 Makha Bucha Day National holiday
April 06 Chakri Day National holiday
April 13 - 15 Songkran Days National holiday
May 01 National Labour Day (or following Monday) National holiday
May 5 Day Coronation Day National holiday
May 13 (full moon) Royal Ploughing Ceremony National holiday
June 1 (full moon) Visakha Bucha National holiday
July 1 Mid Year Bank Holiday Bank holiday
July 30 Asalaha Bucha Day National holiday
July 31 Khao Phansa Day  
August 12 H.M. The Queen's Birthday National holiday
August 12 Mothers day National holiday
October 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day National holiday
October 24 Chulalongkorn Day observed National holiday
November 24 - 26 Loy Kratong Evening Celebration [No Holiday] Observance
December 05 H.M. The King's Birthday National holiday
December 05 Father's Day National holiday
December 10 Constitution Day National holiday
December 12 Constitution Day observed National holiday
December 24 Christmas Eve Observance
December 25 Christmas Day Observance
December 31 New Year's Eve National holiday
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