Top events in Thailand

March
05

This is a Buddhist holy day for purification and good deeds, that features various day and night candlelit ceremonies.

April
01

Over a period of nine days, visitors are invited to get better acquainted with the region's burgeoning arts scene through a packed programme of...

April
04

Young Shan men are paraded through Chiang Mai dressed in flamboyant robes, before being ordained as Buddhist monks.

Thailand Public Holidays

Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

Public holiday note

Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
February
22
Makha Bucha Day
Start date:
22 February 2016
April
06
Chakri Day
Start date:
6 April 2016
April
13
Songkran (Thai New Year)
Start date:
13 April 2016
End date:
15 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Coronation Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
20
Visakha Bucha Day
Start date:
20 May 2016
June
19
Asarnha Bucha Day
Start date:
19 June 2016
July
01
Mid Year Bank Holiday
Start date:
1 July 2016

Observed only by banks.

August
12
HM The Queen's Birthday
Start date:
12 August 2016
October
23
Chulalongkorn Day
Start date:
23 October 2016
December
05
HM The King's Birthday
Start date:
5 December 2016
December
10
Constitution Day
Start date:
10 December 2016
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2016
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