Buddhism in Thailand

Public Holidays

2007 Holiday Name
Mon, Jan 1 New Year's Day
Sun, Feb 18 Chinese New Year
Mon, Feb 19 Chinese New Year
Tue, Feb 20 Chinese New Year
Sat, Mar 3 Makha Bucha
Mon, Mar 5 Makha Bucha (day in lieu)
Fri, Apr 6 Chakri Day
Fri, Apr 13 Songkran (Thai New Year)
Sat, Apr 14 Songkran (Thai New Year)
Sun, Apr 15 Songkran (Thai New Year)
Mon, Apr 16 Songkran Holiday
Tue, May 1 Labour Day
Sat, May 5 Coronation Day (celebration)
Mon, May 7 Coronation Day (day in lieu)
Thu, May 10 Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Thu, May 31 Visakha (Buddha Day)
Sun, Jul 29 Asalha Bucha Day
Mon, Jul 30 Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent begins)
Sun, Aug 12 Queen's Birthday (celebration)
Mon, Aug 13 Queen's Birthday (day in lieu)
Tue, Oct 23 Chulalongkorn Day
Wed, Dec 5 King's Birthday
Mon, Dec 10 Constitution Day
Mon, Dec 31 New Year's Eve (celebration)


Public holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the Monday following.

The public holidays of Mahka Bucha, Visakha Bucha, Asanha Bucha, and Khao Phansa are based on the Thai lunar calendar

Public holidays in Thailand that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck).


While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2007 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. Some of the bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand are based on calendars whose determination is inherently approximate, as described in the footnotes below, which we strongly urge you to read. In addition, in many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by the local authorities and you are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Thailand, before planning any trip to Thailand. Finally, the dates on this page were calculated using recurrence rules that were found to match available data on July 25, 2007; they are neither official announcements for the future, nor historical record of the past.