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#1 Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby Gaybutton » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:01 pm

The King's Birthday holiday, December 5, will continue to be a public holiday..

Also, despite the chart, Pattaya has it's own rules about Songkran. In Pattaya the water splashing continues up to April 19 - with April 19 being the major water splashing day. No word at this point whether any of the water splashing activities will be curtailed in 2017 due to the official mourning period.
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Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type

Jan 1 Sunday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Monday New Year’s Eve observed National holiday
Jan 2 Monday New Year’s Day observed National holiday
Jan 14 Saturday National Children’s Day Observance
Jan 16 Monday Teachers’ Day Observance
Jan 28 Saturday Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Observance
Jan 29 Sunday Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Jan 30 Monday Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Feb 14 Tuesday Valentine’s Day Observance
Mar 20 Monday March equinox Season
Apr 6 Thursday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 13 Thursday Songkran National holiday
Apr 14 Friday Songkran National holiday
Apr 15 Saturday Songkran National holiday
Apr 17 Monday Songkran observed National holiday
May 1 Monday Labor Day National holiday
May 5 Friday Coronation Day National holiday
May 10 Wednesday Visakha Bucha National holiday
Jun 21 Wednesday June Solstice Season
Jun 30 Friday Mid Year Bank Holiday observed Bank holiday
Jul 1 Saturday Mid Year Bank Holiday Bank holiday
Jul 8 Saturday Asalha Bucha National holiday
Aug 11 Friday The Queen’s Birthday observed National holiday
Aug 11 Friday Mother’s Day observed National holiday
Aug 12 Saturday The Queen’s Birthday National holiday
Aug 12 Saturday Mother’s Day National holiday
Sep 22 Friday September equinox Season
Oct 23 Monday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Dec 5 Tuesday The King’s Birthday National holiday
Dec 5 Tuesday Father’s Day National holiday
Dec 10 Sunday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 11 Monday Constitution Day observed National holiday
Dec 21 Thursday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Sunday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Monday Christmas Day Observance

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#2 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby christianpfc » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:37 am

National Children's day gives entry to some places that are closed the rest of the year (Government House).

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#3 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby Undaunted » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:29 pm

Obviously there are too few Thai Public Hoiidays. :roll:
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#4 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby fountainhall » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:34 pm

To clarify, the above list mentions several days which are not in fact official public holidays. The latter as announced by the government are -

New Year's Day: January 01, 2017
New Year Holiday: January 02, 2017 - January 03, 2017
Magha Puja Day: February 11, 2017
Magha Puja (Observed): February 13, 2017
Chakri Memorial Day: April 06, 2017
Songkran Festival: April 13, 2017 - April 15, 2017
National Labour Day: May 01, 2017
Coronation Day: May 05, 2017
Visakha Bucha Day: May 10, 2017
Asahna Bucha Day: July 08, 2017
Asahna Bucha Day (Observed): July 10, 2017
Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday: August 12, 2017
Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday (Observed): August 14, 2017
Chulalongkorn Memorial Day: October 23, 2017
King Bhumibol Adulyadej birthday: December 05, 2017
National Fathers Day: December 05, 2017
Constitution Day: December 10, 2017
Constitution Day (Observed): December 11, 2017
New Year's Eve: December 31, 2017

Observed days appear to be week-days because the actual holiday falls on a week-end.

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#5 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby mahjongguy » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:01 pm

Per the Bangkok Post -

Added: July 28 - His Majesty the King's birthday.
Added: Oct 13 - The passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX).
The cabinet also resolved to scrap the Oct 9, 1957 cabinet resolution that declared Coronation Day, May 5, a public holiday.

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#6 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby christianpfc » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:12 pm

A particularity of Thailand is that when a holiday falls on a Sat or Sun, it is repeated on Mon.

Whereas in Germany when a holiday falls on Sat or Sun, it is lost as a holiday for the working population.

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#7 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby fountainhall » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Hong Kong is the same as Thailand in having holidays on a Monday if the actual date falls on the Sunday before. Singapore also offers days in lieu.

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#8 Re: Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Postby Bangkokian » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:52 am

Richard Barrow in Thailand says that the New Year Holiday is 30th December to 2nd January.

Public holidays in #Thailand:
*Tuesday 5 December: King Bhumibol’s Birthday Anniversary
*Monday 11 December: Substitution for Constitution Day
*Saturday 30 December - Tuesday 2 January: New Year


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