Thai Holidays 2019

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 January Wednesday National Teacher's Day
18 January Friday Royal Armed Forces Day
5 - 7 Febuary
Tuesday to Thursday
Chinese New Year
14 February Thursday Valentine's Day
19 February
Tuesday Makha Bucha
8 March Friday International Women's Day
13 March Wednesday National Elephant Day
6 April Saturday Chakri Day
8 April Monday Substitute holiday for Chakri Day
13 - 15 April Saturday to Monday
Songkran (Thai New Year)
16 April Tuesday Substitute holiday Songkran
1 May Wednesday Labour Day
9 May Thursday Royal Ploughing Ceremony (only authorities have closed)
18 May
Saturday Visaka Bucha Day
20 May Monday Substitute holiday for Visaka Bucha Day
5 June Wednesday National Farmer's Day
16 July Tuesday Asanha Bucha
17 July
Wednesday Khao Phansa
28 July Sunday Birthday of His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
29 July Monday Substitute holiday for the birthday of König Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
29 July Monday National Thai Language Day
12 August Monday Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit 
18 August Sunday National Science Day
20 September Friday National Youth Day
13 October Sunday Remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
13 October Sunday National Police Day
13 October Sunday Oog Pansa
14 October Monday Substitute holiday for Remembrance Day of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
14 October Monday National Democracy Day
23 October Wednesday Chulalongkorn Day
11 November Monday 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: 17.10.2018 - last update on: 05.11.2018

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