9 Long Weekends in Thailand during 2013

During 2013 there are 9 long weekends. All of them are for the general public other than Royal Ploughing Ceremony which is only for government workers.

  • 29 December-1 January: New Year’s Day
  • 23-25 February: Makha Bucha Day
  • 6-8 April: Chakri Day
  • 12-16 April: Songkran Festival *
  • 4-6 May: Coronation Day
  • 11-13 May: Royal Ploughing Ceremony
  • 24-26 May: Visakha Bucha Day
  • 20-23 July: Asahana Bucha Day
  • 10-12 August: Queen’s Birthday

* Thai Govt declared 12 April as an extra holiday to make a 5 day weekend for Songkran

Please note, the King’s birthday is midweek and so doesn’t make a long weekend. That is why it is not listed here.

2 thoughts on “9 Long Weekends in Thailand during 2013

  • April 17, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Will Immigration close all offices for Visakha Bucha Day? I’m flying out of Suvarnabhumi that Friday and was hoping to get the re-entry permit at the airport. Does that airport office close as well?

    • April 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      People have told me that it is open, but of course there are no guarantees in life. I would advise to get in advance. Or at least call them first.


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