Thai Public Holidays 2016

1st January – New Year’s Day

2nd January – Bridge Public Holiday

19th February – Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

20th February – Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year

21st February – Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year

4th March – Makha Bucha
(marks the four auspicious occasions, which happened nine months after the Enlightenment of the Buddha)

6th April – Chakri Day
(Commemorates the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty and the founding of Bangkok by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke in 1782.)

13th April – Songkran (Thai New Year)

14th April – Songkran (Thai New Year)

15th April – Songkran (Thai New Year)

1st May – Labour Day

5th May – Coronation Day
(Commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)

13th May – Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day
(Ceremonial blessing of the country’s farmers)

1st JuneVisakha Bucha
(Buddhist observance commemorating the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha.)

1st JulyMid-Year Bank Holiday

19th JulyAsalha Bucha
(Buddhist observance commemorating the Buddha’s first discourse)

20th JulyWan Khao Phansa
(Buddhist Lent Day)

31st July – Buddhist Lent Day

12th August – The Queen’s Birthday

12th August – Mother’s Day

23rd October – Chulalongkorn Day
(Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910.)

4th December – ‘Father’s Day’ observed

5th December – The King’s Birthday

5th December – Father’s Day

7th December – ‘The King’s Birthday’ observed

10th December – Constitution Day
(Commemorates the promulgation of the first permanent constitution in 1932.)

24th December – Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day

31st December – New Year’s Eve