Thai Holidays

Thai HolidaysThai people generally enjoy more national holidays as compared to their Western counterparts. Almost all government and private organizations observe these public holidays. Most of these events are centered on various festivals of the country. Especially in Bangkok, they are periods of unbridled joy and merriment and visiting the city during these events proves to be an enriching experience. This especially holds true in case of Songkran festival, which happens to be the traditional Thai New Year. To aid in your travel, we have provided a comprehensive listing of national & public holidays of Bangkok below.
  • Chakri Day
  • Makha Bucha
  • Songkran (Thai New Year)
  • Labor Day
  • Coronation Day
  • Ploughing Day
  • Visakha Bucha
  • Asarnha Bucha
  • Buddhist Lent
  • Queen’s Birthday
  • Chulalongkorn Day
  • King’s Birthday
  • Constitution Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
Apart from these events, public holidays also find observance during the festivals of Loy Krathong (November) and Chinese New Year (February). However, they are not considered as National Holidays in Bangkok.