Thai Holidays 2016

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 Friday New Year`s day
9 January Saturday Children's Day
16 January Saturday National Teacher's Day
18 January Monday Royal Armed Forces Day
8 - 10 February
Monday to Wednesday
Chinese New Year
14 February Sunday Valentine's Day
22 February
Monday Makha Bucha
8 March Tuesday International Women's Day
13 March Sunday National Elephant Day
6 April Wednesday Chakri Day
13 - 15 April Wednesday to Friday
Songkran (Thai New Year)
1 May Sunday Labour Day
2 May Monday Substitute holiday for Labour Day
5 May Thursday Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej 
6 May Friday Extra holiday
9 May Monday Royal Ploughing Ceremony (only authorities have closed)
20 May
Friday Visaka Bucha Day
5 June Sunday National Farmer's Day
1 July Friday Bank holiday
18 July Monday Extra holiday
19 July Tuesday Asanha Bucha 
20 July
Wednesday Khao Phansa
29 July Friday National Thai Language Day
12 August Friday Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 
18 August Thursday National Science Day
20 September Tuesday National Youth Day
13 October Thursday National Police Day
14 October Friday National Democracy Day
16 October Sunday Oog Pansa
23 October Sunday Chulalongkorn Day
24 October Monday Substitute holiday for Chulalongkorn Day
14 November Monday Loi Krathong
5 December Monday Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
10 December Saturday Constitution Day
12 December Monday Substitute holiday for Constitution Day
31 December Saturday New Year's Eve

posted on: 26.10.2015

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