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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thailand 2014 Public Holidays & Festivals Calendar

Loy Kratong
Loy Kratong, Thailand
Thailand has 16 public holidays every year as decided by cabinet ministers. Apart from these recognized holidays, the local authority also has some traditional festival holiday too. Thailand Traditional Festival is based on lunar calendar so the dates for traditional festival always differ every year.  Thailand has one unique feature when it comes to celebrate the festival - If any public holiday falls on Sunday than the festival is celebrated on Monday and Monday would be declared Public holiday for the same reason.

Thailand public holidays calendar for the year of 2014. Are bellow-


New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day according to Western calendar
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
The 1st day of the 1st lunar month according to Chinese lunar calendar is Chinese New Year.
Not a national holiday, but some businesses are closed.
Friday, 31 January 2014
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Makha Bucha
Makha Bucha
Makha Bucha
Commemorates Buddha’s teaching of Ovada Patimokkha.
Monday, 14 February 2014
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Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Memorial Day
Commemorates the establishment of Chakri Dinasty – Chakri
Sunday, 6 April 2014
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Songkran Festival
Songkran Festival
Songkran Festival
Sonkran festival, also known as Water festival, is the traditional Thai New Year. The prime holiday in Thailand.
13 April 2014
Monday, 14 April 2014
15 April 2014
16 April 2014 (*Sonkran observed)
17 April 2014 (*Sonkran observed)
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Thailand Labor Day
Thailand Labor Day
Thailand Labor Day
International labor day to celebrates the achievement of the workers.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
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Coronation Day
Coronation Day
Coronation Day
Commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Sunday, 5 May 201
Monday, 5 May 2014 (substitute)
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Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Ceremony to give blessings to the farmers.
Friday, 9 May 2014 (the date may change)
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Visakha Bucha, Vesak Day
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day
Visakha Bucha / Vesak Day
Celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and entry to the nirvana of Buddha – Vesak Day
Monday, 12 May 2014
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Asalha Puja Day
Asanha Bucha 
Asanha Bucha / Asalha Puja Day
Commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares.
Friday, 11 July 2014
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HM The Queen’s Birthday
HM The Queen’s Birthday
HM The Queen’s Birthday
Celebrates the birthday of Queen Sirikit in 1932.
Monday, 12 August 2014

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Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Loy Kratong
Loy Kratong
Loy Kratong
The day to respect the goddess of the water by floating candlelit offerings on all waterways around the kingdom – Loy Krathong
Not a national holiday.
5, 6 and 7 November 2014
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HM The King’s Birthday
HM The King’s Birthday
HM The King’s Birthday
Thailand King’s Birthday commemorates the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1927.
Monday, 5 December 2014
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Thai Constitution Day
Thai Constitution Day
Thai Constitution Day
Celebrates the proclamation of the first permanent constitution in 1932.
Tuesday, 10 December 2014
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New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve
The day before New Year.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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Monday, 8 April 2013

Visit some of the most alluring Thailand attractions

Thailand the beautiful kingdom located in the Indochina peninsula blessed with a great tourist potential which is reflected in its rich past, undaunted religious and cultural charm and its splendid islands. 
attractions in Thailand
Skydance - Thailand Attractions
This incredible destination offers a great opportunity to get immersed in the taste of delicious Thai food and the exotic traditional Thai massage. The most popular thing about Thailand tourism is its incredible beach life as well as invigorating nightlife. Visit this land of smiles and a country of friendly people for a magnificent vacation. Tourism Authority of Thailand provides best information on attractions in Thailand.

Place to see in Bangkok - Safari World Bangkok
Thailand tourist attractions are like a bouquet of flowers each flower displaying its own identity and uniqueness regarding its color and beauty. Due to its great historical background there are plenty of monuments in the form of temples, monasteries and pagodas which are architectural marvels of the by gone days. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ban Chiang is the best example of its rich historical and cultural heritage. Other tourist’s attractions of Thailand are concealed in its islands, beaches and palaces like Koh Tao, Ko Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay, Similan Islands, Grand palace and ko Chang. Cities like Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok show more concentration of tourist attractions in Thailand. Pattaya apart from its dazzling beaches and an enthusiastic nightlife has many other places of interest to visit like Pattaya sanctuary of truth, silverlake winery, floating market, Pattaya Park and mini Siam. Pattaya walking street is an area popular especially for incredible night life which attracts hordes of tourists.

Pattaya Sanctuary
Pattaya Sanctuary
Pattaya Sanctuary of truth is a temple complex erected out of wood offering an aerial view of the ocean supposed to be a religious shrine and symbol of cultural heritage. This preserved temple complex showcase ancient building techniques and architectural specialties. This place can be approached from Pattaya in motorcycle taxis. There are many popular pattaya hotels located in this region. In the afternoon Thai dancing on display is the attraction for the tourists. Silver lake winery has recently achieved lot of popularity among the tourists visiting Pattaya. Major attractions at this destination are carpets of flowers, view of lake during sunset with Khao Chi Chan at the backdrop. Tourists can go there by a metered taxi or Songthaew, Floating market of Pattaya is a must visit place during tour of Pattaya. Pattaya Park is most popular for its robust adventure activities. Mini Siam is a miniature replica of historical sites, religious places and other important landmarks of Thailand.

Thailand has humid and tropical climate and the best time to visit is between November and February, when the country is at its best with a soothing climate. Major Thai festivals like Loi Krathong are celebrated during this period offering a great chance for the visitors to get an exposure to Thai culture. During Thai travel there are beautiful accommodations available at the major Thai tourist destinations.  Tourists can avail condo for rent type of accommodations at the most affordable rates.
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