Holidays in Thailand

Holidays in Thailand
15.05.2016

1 January - New year

The end of January - beginning of February - Maha Puig, the Chinese New Year. All stores companies are closed for three days. Procession around the Buddhist temples.

6 April - day dynasty Chakra. The only day of the year, when the doors open the Royal Pantheon, Grand Palace, where people go with flowers and fragrant sticks.

13 April - Songkran, the water festival, the traditional Thai New Year. This is the hottest time of the year. All Buddha images are sprinkled with water as a sign of respect and reverence. On this day, Thai people sprinkle each other with water.

1 May - labour Day.

5 May - coronation of the current monarch.

7 May - the holiday of the First furrow. The action in the square in front of Grand Palace in Bangkok.

The days of the full moon in may - Visaka Puig - Jun - Asalaha Puig.

12 August - birthday of Queen Sirikit. The current Queen is considered the most beautiful in the history of Thailand, her birthday - very nice holiday throughout the country.

23 October - Chulalongkorn Day. A solemn ceremony to commemorate king Rama V the Great.

Day of the full moon in November, Loy Krathong is accompanied by an unusual ceremony. Krathongs - buildings made of banana leaves, paper and colors - start with the onset of darkness in all water bodies, with lighted inside the krathongs with candles or sticks.

5 December - birthday of king Bhumibol Adulyadej, a national holiday, as the Queen's birthday.

10 December - Constitution Day.

31 December - new year's holiday weekend.


If public holidays falls on a weekend day, then the next day is also considered non-working.