Thai Public Holidays

Conrad Freethy 
by our Thailand expert Conrad Freethy

Public Holidays in Thailand

If you're planning a trip to Thailand, it's worth considering the dates of the Thai public holidays or bank holidays.

In general, if a national holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is a compensatory day off.

Thai Public Holidays

Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day (Wan Khuen Pee Mai)

Friday 3 February - Magha Puja (Wan Makha Bucha)

Friday 6 April - Chakri Memorial Day (Wan Chakri)

Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April 2011 - Thai New Year (Songkran)

Tuesday 1 May - Labour Day (Wan Raeng Ngan)

Saturday 5 May - Coronation Day (Wan Chatr Mongkol)

Monday 4 June - Vesak (Wan Visakha Bucha)

Sunday 1 July - Mid Year Bank Holiday (Wan yoot tanakarn)

Sunday 8 July - Vassa (Wan Khao Phansa)

Sunday 12 August - Queens birthday & Mothers Day

Tuesday 23 October - Chulalongkorn Day

Wednesday 5 December - Kings birthday & Fathers Day

Monday 10 December - Constitution Day

Monday 31 December - New Years Eve

Saturday January 1st 2011 - New Year's Day (Wan Khuen Pee Mai)
Friday February 18th 2011 - Magha Puja (Wan Makha Bucha)
Wednesday April 6th 2011 - Chakri Memorial Day (Wan Chakri)
Wednesday 13th April to Friday 15th April 2011 - Thai New Year (Songkran)
Sunday May 1st 2011 - Labour Day (Wan Raeng Ngan)
Thurday May 5th 2011 - Coronation Day (Wan Chatr Mongkol)
Tuesday May 17th 2011 - Vesak (Wan Visakha Bucha)
Friday July 1st 2011 - Mid Year Bank Holiday (Wan yoot tanakarn)
Wednesday July 27th 2011 - Vassa (Wan Khao Phansa)
Friday August 12th 2011 - Queens birthday & Mothers Day
Sunday October 23rd 2011 - Chulalongkorn Day
Monday December 5th 2011 - Kings birthday & Fathers Day
Saturday December 10th 2011 - Constitution Day
Saturday December 31st 2011 - New Years Eve

Friday January 1st 2010 - New Year's Day (Wan Khuen Pee Mai)
Monday February 1st 2010 - Magha Puja (Wan Makha Bucha)
Tuesday April 6th 2010 - Chakri Memorial Day (Wan Chakri)
Tuesday 13th April to Thursday 15th April 2010 - Thai New Year (Songkran)
Saturday May 1st 2010 - Labour Day (Wan Raeng Ngan)
Wednesday May 5th 2010 - Coronation Day (Wan Chatr Mongkol)
Friday May 28th 2010 - Vesak (Wan Visakha Bucha)
Thursday July 1st 2010 - Mid Year Bank Holiday (Wan yoot tanakarn)
Thursday July 1st 2010 - Vassa (Wan Khao Phansa)
Thursday August 12th 2010 - Queens birthday & Mothers Day
Saturday October 23rd 2010 - Chulalongkorn Day
Sunday December 5th 2010 - Kings birthday & Fathers Day
Friday December 10th 2010 - Constitution Day
Friday December 31st 2010 - New Years Eve

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