Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

January 20, 2015


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 Responses to Public Holidays in Thailand in 2015

  1. Matt
    March 25, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Richard,

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


    • Richard Barrow
      March 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Yes and no. Some companies will open as normal but officially it is a public holiday.

      • Alison
        May 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm

        Hi Richard, Is today a public holiday?

  2. Janett may
    April 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    hi Richard, are there any non Alcohol days between May 1 and May 7 thanks Janett

    • Richard Barrow
      April 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      None that I know about so far. These are usually only reserved for Buddhist holidays.

      • Janett May
        April 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm

        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

      • Agnes
        April 28, 2015 at 10:29 am

        Richard arel the shops open from 1 to 4 of may? I may want to visit Thailand at that time

        • Richard Barrow
          April 28, 2015 at 10:31 am

          Yes, all of the malls are open. However, some smaller shops run as a family business may close.

  3. J
    April 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Hi Richard,

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

  4. girindra
    May 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    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.

    • Richard Barrow
      May 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      It’s only a government holiday. Everything else is open as normal.

  5. Lynne
    May 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    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

    • Richard Barrow
      May 11, 2015 at 6:32 am

      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.

  6. nick
    July 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm


    • Richard Barrow
      July 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Both are holidays but some companies might be open. Schools are closed.

    • Richard Barrow
      July 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      The 30th and 31st are government holidays. Schools are closed. But some companies may open on the second day.

  7. Doozer
    December 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm


    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?


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