Thai Holidays 2017

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
16 January Monday National Teacher's Day
18 January Wednesday Royal Armed Forces Day
28 - 30 January
Saturday to Monday
Chinese New Year
11 February
Saturday Makha Bucha
13. Februar Monday Substitute holiday for Makha Bucha Day
14 February Friday Valentine's Day
8 March Wednesday International Women's Day
13 March Monday National Elephant Day
6 April Thursday Chakri Day
13 - 15 April Thursday to Saturday
Songkran (Thai New Year)
17 April Monday Substitute holiday Songkran
1 May Monday Labour Day
10 May
Wednesday Visaka Bucha Day
12 May Friday Royal Ploughing Ceremony (only authorities have closed)
5 June Monday National Farmer's Day
1 July Saturday Bank holiday
8 July Tuesday Asanha Bucha 
9 July
Wednesday Khao Phansa
10 July Monday Substitute holiday for Khao Phansa Day
28 July Friday Birthday of His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
29 July Saturday National Thai Language Day
12 August Saturday Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 
14. August Monday Substitute holiday for the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit
18 August Friday National Science Day
20 September Wednesday National Youth Day
5 October Thursday Oog Pansa
13 October Friday Remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
13 October Friday National Police Day
14 October Saturday National Democracy Day
23 October Monday Chulalongkorn Day
26 October Thursday Cremation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX
3 November Friday Loi Krathong
5 December Tuesday Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
10 December Sunday Constitution Day
12 December Monday Substitute holiday for Constitution Day
31 December Saturday New Year's Eve

posted on: 13.10.2016 - last update on: 12.04.2017

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