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Thailand : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Baht (THB)
Internet domain: .th - Telephone code: +66 - International dialing code: 001 - GMT offset: +7 (DST: no)

The year is counted from the Buddhist Era (B.E.), which is 543 years earlier than the Christian Era (A.D.). For example, 2005 A.D. is equivalent to 2548 B.E, 2006 to 2549, 2007 to 2550...
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday January 4, 2022Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday January 8, 2022Children's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday January 16, 2022Teachers' DaySchool holidays
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Monday January 17, 2022Battle DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday January 31, 2022Chinese New Yearcards/flowers
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Friday February 4, 2022Chiang Mai Flower FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 16, 2022Makha Bucha DaySecular holiday
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Friday March 4, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Wednesday March 23, 2022Bangkok International Motor ShowTradeshows
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Wednesday April 6, 2022Tour de ThailandeSports events
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Wednesday April 6, 2022Chakri Dynasty DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Maha SongkranBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday April 14, 2022Nao DayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday April 15, 2022Taleung SokBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday April 15, 2022Maha SongkranBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 2, 2022Labour DayBanks only
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Tuesday May 3, 2022Banks are closed in Muslim regionsBanks only
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Coronation DaySecular holiday
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Friday May 13, 2022Royal Ploughing DayBanks only
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Sunday May 15, 2022Alcohol banSpecial Events
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Sunday May 15, 2022Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Monday May 16, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Monday May 16, 2022Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday May 24, 2022World of Food Asia - ThaifexTradeshows
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Thursday May 26, 2022Bangkok Gems & Jewellery FairTradeshows
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Friday June 3, 2022Queen's BirthdaySchool holidays
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Friday June 3, 2022Queen's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Sunday June 12, 2022Phuket MarathonSports events
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Saturday June 18, 2022Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday July 13, 2022Asalha Bucha DaySecular holiday
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Thursday July 14, 2022Civil Servants holidaySecular holiday
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Thursday July 14, 2022Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)Events, celebrations...
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Friday July 15, 2022Banks remain openBuddhism (Mahayana)
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Friday July 15, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday July 16, 2022Alcohol banSpecial Events
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Sunday July 17, 2022Alcohol banSpecial Events
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Thursday July 28, 2022King's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Friday July 29, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Christian to Thai year converter: 2017 > 2560 2018 > 2561 2019 > 2562 2020 > 2563 2021 > 2564 2022 > 2565 2023 > 2566 2024 > 2567 2025 > 2568 2026 > 2569 2027 > 2570

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Christian to Thai year converter: 2017 > 2560 2018 > 2561 2019 > 2562 2020 > 2563 2021 > 2564 2022 > 2565 2023 > 2566 2024 > 2567 2025 > 2568 2026 > 2569 2027 > 2570

Christmas holiday (end)

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Tuesday January 4, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.en.moe.go.th In PISA 2018, Thailand ranked 68th in reading out of the 79 PISA-participating countries and economies, 59th in mathematics and 55th in science, ahead of only Indonesia and the Philippines in the EAP. Students in Thailand scored lower than the OECD average in reading, math, and science

Dates confirmed until Jan 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you

Children's Day

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Saturday January 8, 2022
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Teachers' Day

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Sunday January 16, 2022
School holidays :

Battle Day

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Monday January 17, 2022
Culture : Commemoration of the battle between French and Thai warships Only in Salak Phet Bay on Ko Chang

Chinese New Year

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Monday January 31, 2022
cards/flowers : Www.tourismthailand.org Chinese community only

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

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Friday February 4, 2022
Culture : Http://chiangmaibest.com 2022 edition confirmed

Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

Makha Bucha Day

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Wednesday February 16, 2022
Secular holiday : This day is a religious public holiday. It came from the day when 1250 disciples from the Lord Buddha gathered to listen for the Dharma speech after Buddha's enlightment. Merit making ceremonies take place at temples, while at night candlelit processions walk three times around the temple: - one time for the Lord Buddha - one time for the Sangha, i.e. Buddhist monk community - one time for the Dharma, i.e. Buddhist teachings http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm

End of school year

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Friday March 4, 2022
School holidays : Thai schools

Bangkok International Motor Show

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Wednesday March 23, 2022
Tradeshows : Https://bangkok-motorshow.com 2022 edition confirmed

Tour de Thailande

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Wednesday April 6, 2022
Sports events : Cycling race 2022 edition confirmed

Chakri Dynasty Day

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Wednesday April 6, 2022
Secular holiday : Also honours King Rama I, the first king of the dynasty who established Bangkok as the capital in 1782

Maha Songkran

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Songkran, as usual, falls on 13, 14 and 15 April with an extra public holiday on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 as the first two Songkran days fall on a weekend. Water throwing can start as early as the 11th (as it does in Chiang Mai) and will usually end on the 15th, with the exception of Pattaya where it drags on and reaches it peak on the 19th. In the south, anywhere from Hua Hin downwards, Songkran is only celebrated for a day, on the 13th

Nao Day

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : second day [of Songkran]. 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Taleung Sok

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Friday April 15, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : New Year - 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday

Maha Songkran

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Friday April 15, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.

Labour Day

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Monday May 2, 2022
Banks only : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

Banks are closed in Muslim regions

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Banks only : Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun, Songkhla, Yala provinces

Coronation Day

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Secular holiday : The coronation is more than two years after Vajiralongkorn succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades.

Royal Ploughing Day

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Friday May 13, 2022
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Alcohol ban

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Special Events : No alcohol served in shops, restaurants

Visakha Bucha

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Sunday May 15, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : This day is a Buddhist public holiday. This day commemorates the birth, the enlightment and the death (entry into the nirvana) of Buddha. Temples through the country are crowded with people listening to sermons about Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and in the evening there is a candlelit procession around the main building of the temple containing the Buddha statues. http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm

Beginning of school year

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Monday May 16, 2022
School holidays : Thai schools

Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : This day is a Buddhist public holiday. This day commemorates the birth, the enlightment and the death (entry into the nirvana) of Buddha. Temples through the country are crowded with people listening to sermons about Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and in the evening there is a candlelit procession around the main building of the temple containing the Buddha statues. http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm

World of Food Asia - Thaifex

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Tuesday May 24, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.worldoffoodasia.com lasts 5 days - in Bangkok 2022 edition confirmed

Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair

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Thursday May 26, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - https://bkkgems.com/ 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Queen's Birthday

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Friday June 3, 2022
School holidays :

Queen's Birthday

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Friday June 3, 2022
Secular holiday : Her Majesty Queen Suthida, married to King Vajiralongkorn

Phuket Marathon

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Sunday June 12, 2022
Sports events : Www.phuketmarathon.com/ 2022 edition confirmed

Memorial Day

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Saturday June 18, 2022
Culture : In remembrance of the exchange of the province with France in Trat only

Asalha Bucha Day

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Wednesday July 13, 2022
Secular holiday : This celebrates the first day of the rains retreat when monks must return to their temples. It is held on the full moon of the eighth lunar month.

Civil Servants holiday

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Secular holiday :

Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)

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Thursday July 14, 2022
Culture : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Banks remain open

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Friday July 15, 2022
Buddhism (Mahayana) :

Public holiday

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Friday July 15, 2022
Secular holiday :

Alcohol ban

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Saturday July 16, 2022
Special Events : No alcohol served in shops, restaurants

Alcohol ban

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Sunday July 17, 2022
Special Events : No alcohol served in restaurants, shops

King's Birthday

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Thursday July 28, 2022
Secular holiday : Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun; born 28 July 1952) is the King of Thailand, since 2016. As the tenth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, he is also styled as Rama X. At the age of 64, Vajiralongkorn is the oldest Thai monarch to ascend to the throne. (from 2017) Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

Public holiday

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Friday July 29, 2022
Secular holiday :