Thai Holidays 2012

This list contains both the official holidays in Thailand (red), on which banks and government offices are closed, and the non-official (black).

As in Britain, if the official holiday falls on a weekend, then the next working day is substituted. In our calendar we have marked these as substitute holidays.


1. January Sunday New Year`s day
2. January Monday Substitute public holiday for New Year     
14. January Saturday Children's Day
23. - 25. January Monday to Wednesday
Chinese New Year
14. February Tuesday Valentine's Day
7. March Wednesday Makha Bucha  
6. April Friday Chakri Day  
13. - 15. April Friday to Sunday
Songkran (Thai New Year)  
16. April Monday Substitute holiday for Songkran  
17. April Tuesday Substitute holiday for Songkran  
1. May Tuesday Labour Day  
5. May Saturday Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej  
7. May Monday Substitute holiday for the coronation day 
9. May Wednesday Royal Ploughing Ceremony (only authorities have closed)
4. June Monday Visaka Bucha Day  
1. July Sunday Bank holiday
2. August Thursday Asanha Bucha 
3. August Friday Khao Phansa
12. August Sunday Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 
13. August Monday Substitute holiday for the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit   
23. October Tuesday Chulalongkorn Day 
30. October Tuesday Oog Pansa
28. November Wednesday Loi Krathong
5. December Wednesday Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej  
10. December Monday Constitution Day  
31. December Monday New Year's Eve

posted on: 04.10.2012 - last update on: 18.10.2013

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