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Public Holidays in Thailand

 

Date - English Name - Local Name - Remarks

 

January 1 - New Year's Day - Wan Khun Pee Mai

 

February - Magha Puja - Mahka Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the third lunar month), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

April 6 - Chakri Memorial Day - Commemorates King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty

 

April 13-April 15 - Thai New Year - Songkran

 

May - Vesak - Visakha Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the sixth lunar month), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

May - Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Government only

 

May 1 - Labour Day - Bank holiday only

 

May 5 - Coronation Day - Commemorates the coronation of the reigning king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, in 1950

 

July - Asalha Puja - Asanha Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eighth lunar month), government only, Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

July - Vassa - Khao Phansa - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the first day after the waxing moon of lunar month 8 or 8/8), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

July 1 - Mid-year Day - Bank holiday only

 

August 12 - Mother's Day - Commemorates birthday of the current Queen

 

October 23 - Chulalongkorn Day - Wan Piyamaharat - Commemorates King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the anniversary of his death

 

December 5 - National Day and Father's Day - Commemorates birthday of the current king Bhumibol Adulyadej

 

December 10 - Constitution Day - Commemorates the change to constitutional monarchy in 1932

 

December 31 - New Year's Eve

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I know its not a Pubic Holiday , but am I right in saying .

 

Loy Katong is the Saturday November the 24'th ?

 

Joe

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I know its not a Pubic Holiday , but am I right in saying .

 

Loy Katong is the Saturday November the 24'th ?

 

Joe

 

 

 

 

Yes, you're right. I will be there to start a katon myself.

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I know its not a Pubic Holiday , but am I right in saying .

 

Loy Katong is the Saturday November the 24'th ?

 

Joe

So whens Loy Kratong this year?

Hope its another late 1 as im off to Los November the 10th for my 2nd trip..

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when Loy krathong Festival come we can invite for to enjoy this day ......

Someone can know you in this day.....May be forever

Someone can aba

 

Don't forget Thai kinding

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I know its not a Pubic Holiday , but am I right in saying .

 

Loy Katong is the Saturday November the 24'th ?

 

Joe

 

Hi,

 

Loy Kratong festival is Wednesday 12th November

 

Cheers

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Hi,

 

Loy Kratong festival is Wednesday 12th November

 

Cheers

Bollox changed my dates coz of work.fly out on the 13th.

Wot about December 10 - Constitution Day is eveything closed?

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Public Holidays in Thailand

 

Date - English Name - Local Name - Remarks

 

December 5 - National Day and Father's Day - Commemorates birthday of the current king Bhumibol Adulyadej

Can someone please tell me what happens on Dec. 5? Do they close bars or anything?

 

Thanks!

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Can someone please tell me what happens on Dec. 5? Do they close bars or anything?

 

Thanks!

If we are lucky we will know 2 days before but I would think the bars will be open.

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If we are lucky we will know 2 days before but I would think the bars will be open.

Thanks! So not a huge affair then. Might stock the fridge and phone, just in case. Bad to be dry for one of my last days-- :rolleyes:

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Mothers day on August 12th will that be a day that we cannot buy beer in the bars and gogo's

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Public Holidays in Thailand

 

Date - English Name - Local Name - Remarks

 

January 1 - New Year's Day - Wan Khun Pee Mai

 

February - Magha Puja - Mahka Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the third lunar month), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

April 6 - Chakri Memorial Day - Commemorates King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty

 

April 13-April 15 - Thai New Year - Songkran

 

May - Vesak - Visakha Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the sixth lunar month), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

May - Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Government only

 

May 1 - Labour Day - Bank holiday only

 

May 5 - Coronation Day - Commemorates the coronation of the reigning king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, in 1950

 

July - Asalha Puja - Asanha Bucha - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eighth lunar month), government only, Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

July - Vassa - Khao Phansa - Based on Thai lunar calendar (the first day after the waxing moon of lunar month 8 or 8/8), Theravada Buddhist holiday

 

July 1 - Mid-year Day - Bank holiday only

 

August 12 - Mother's Day - Commemorates birthday of the current queen

 

October 23 - Chulalongkorn Day - Wan Piyamaharat - Commemorates King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the anniversary of his death

 

December 5 - National Day and Father's Day - Commemorates birthday of the current king Bhumibol Adulyadej

 

December 10 - Constitution Day - Commemorates the change to constitutional monarchy in 1932

 

December 31 - New Year's Eve

Wow seems like a lot

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I will be in Pattaya during Thai New Years...what should I expect? Is the place going to be hopping, or will things be shut down during that time???

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hi guys for mother's day and father's day in Thailand....I heard that almost all the stores will offer half off for everything? is this true? if so then I will plan my trip around those 2 holidays then! half off! how about agogo and beer bar etc? half off will be amaazing lol

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Guys, add the following link to your Bookmarks, I have been caught out a few times when trying to transfer money from home and find out afterwards that I have to wait another day or even 2 to get access to my dosh. I find the link updates automatically each year.

 

http://www.thaizer.com/festivals/thailand-public-and-bank-holidays-2010/

 

:Circle_Sharks:

 

Bam Bam

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