Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

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The following are the official holidays for Thailand during 2015:

Thursday 1st January: New Year’s Day
Wednesday 4th March: Makha Bucha Day
Monday 6th April: Chakri Day
Monday 13th-Wednesday 15th April: Songkran Festival
Friday 1st May: National Labour Day
Monday 4th May: Extra holiday added to make a 5 day weekend
Tuesday 5th May: Coronation Day
Wednesday 13th May: Royal Ploughing Ceremony *
Monday 1st June: Wisakha Bucha Day
Thursday 30th July: Asanha Bucha Day
Friday 31st July: Khao Phansa
Wednesday 12th August: H.M. the Queen’s Birthday
Friday 23rd October: Chulalongkorn Day
Saturday 5th December: H.M. the King’s Birthday
Monday 7th December: Substitution Day for H.M. the King’s Birthday
Thursday 10th December: Constitution Day
Thursday 31st December: New Year’s Eve

* Holiday only for government workers

19 thoughts on “Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

  • March 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    Hi Richard,

    Can you confirm if 4th may is a national holiday, IE compulsory holiday?

    Regards,

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  • April 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm
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    hi Richard, are there any non Alcohol days between May 1 and May 7 thanks Janett

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    • April 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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      None that I know about so far. These are usually only reserved for Buddhist holidays.

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      • April 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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        Thank you, I thought the new govt. had said that all holidays were dry I thought maybe the extra holiday on Monday 4th might count, hope not. Your Twitter reports were of great assistance during the demos. Thank you, Janett

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      • April 28, 2015 at 10:29 am
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        Richard arel the shops open from 1 to 4 of may? I may want to visit Thailand at that time

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        • April 28, 2015 at 10:31 am
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          Yes, all of the malls are open. However, some smaller shops run as a family business may close.

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  • April 28, 2015 at 11:48 am
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    Hi Richard,

    is it correct that this Friday (1st of May), labour day, Immigration is open as usual?

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  • May 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm
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    Hi Richard,

    I will visit Bangkok on 10 May until 14 May. There’s public holiday on 13th May (Farmers Day),will the bars/club will close on that day?and also the malls?thank you for info.

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  • May 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    Good afternoon,

    For the Governement Holiday this week on 13th May, does it include schools? I remember having the day off last year but nothing has been said yet about this year.

    Thank you

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    • May 11, 2015 at 6:32 am
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      Really it is a holiday only for government workers, but as public schools are staffed by government employees, they will close too. I work in a private school and they have decided to close on Wednesday. International schools shouldn’t be affected.

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  • July 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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    IS THE 31ST JULY A HOLIDAY AS I HAVE TO GO TO WORK I KNOW THE 30TH IS BUT WHAT ABOUT 31ST

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    • July 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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      The 30th and 31st are government holidays. Schools are closed. But some companies may open on the second day.

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  • December 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm
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    Richard,

    Do you know if the 13th is a holiday? My brother is a teacher and has school off as he says the government made it an extra long holiday weekend. I need to go to Laos for visa purposes. Will the consulates be open on Monday, Dec. 13th?

    Thanks!

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