Embassies in foreign countries are only allowed to be closed for a certain number of days. This means that they cannot close for all the holidays in their host country in addition to the ones in their home country.
The following dates are for when the British Embassy in Bangkok will be closed in 2013. The choice of which holidays might change from year to year but they are only allowed 14 days of public holidays.
Tuesday 01 January – New Year’s Day
Monday 25 February – Makha Bucha Day
Friday 29 March – Good Friday
Monday 01 April – Easter Monday
Monday 15 April – Songkhran Festival
Tuesday 16 April – Songkhran Festival
Monday 06 May – Thai Coronation Day (Substitution Day) and UK Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 22 July – Asarnha Bucha Day
Monday 12 August – HM Queen’s Birthday
Wednesday 23 October – Chulalongkorn Day
Thursday 05 December – HM King’s Birthday
Wednesday 25 December – Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December – Boxing Day
Tuesday 31 December – New Year’s Eve