Thai Holidays 2013

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 Tuesday New Year`s day
12. January Saturday Children's Day
16. JanuaryWednesdayNational Teacher's Day
18. JanuaryFridayRoyal Armed Forces Day
10. - 12. February
Sunday to Tuesday
Chinese New Year
14. February Thursday Valentine's Day
25. February
Monday Makha Bucha  
8. MarchFridayInternational Women's Day
13. MarchWednesdayNational Elephant Day
6. April Saturday Chakri Day  
8. AprilMondaySubstitute holiday for Chakri Day
13. - 15. April Saturday to Monday
Songkran (Thai New Year)  
16. April Tuesday Substitute holiday for Songkran  
17. April Wednesday Substitute holiday for Songkran  
1. May Wednesday Labour Day  
5. May Sunday Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej  
6. May Monday Substitute holiday for the coronation day 
13. May Friday Royal Ploughing Ceremony (only authorities have closed)
24. May
Friday Visaka Bucha Day  
5. JuneWednesdayNational Farmer's Day
1. July Monday Bank holiday
29. JulyMondayNational Thai Language Day
22. July
Monday Asanha Bucha 
23. July
Tuesday Khao Phansa
12. August Monday Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 
18. AugustSundayNational Science Day
13. OctoberSundayNational Police Day
14. OctoberMondayNational Democracy Day
23. October Wednesday Chulalongkorn Day 
19. October Saturday Oog Pansa
17. November Sunday Loi Krathong
5. December Thursday Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej  
10. December Tuesday Constitution Day  
31. December Tuesday New Year's Eve

posted on: 04.11.2012 - last update on: 18.10.2013

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