Select Language to see

Search For Thailand

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
_____________________________________________________________________

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
_____________________________________________________________________

Makha Bucha
Makha Bucha
Makha Bucha
Commemorates Buddha’s teaching of Ovada Patimokkha.
Monday, 14 February 2014
_____________________________________________________________________


Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Memorial Day
Chakri Memorial Day
Commemorates the establishment of Chakri Dinasty – Chakri
Sunday, 6 April 2014
_____________________________________________________________________

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)
_____________________________________________________________________

Thailand Labor Day
Thailand Labor Day
Thailand Labor Day
International labor day to celebrates the achievement of the workers.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
_____________________________________________________________________

Coronation Day
Coronation Day
Coronation Day
Commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Sunday, 5 May 201
Monday, 5 May 2014 (substitute)
_____________________________________________________________________

Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Ceremony to give blessings to the farmers.
Friday, 9 May 2014 (the date may change)
_____________________________________________________________________

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
_____________________________________________________________________

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
_____________________________________________________________________


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

_____________________________________________________________________

Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
Commemorates the passing of King Chulalongkorn in 1910.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
_____________________________________________________________________

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
_____________________________________________________________________

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
_____________________________________________________________________


Thai Constitution Day
Thai Constitution Day
Thai Constitution Day
Celebrates the proclamation of the first permanent constitution in 1932.
Tuesday, 10 December 2014
_____________________________________________________________________

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve
The day before New Year.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Read our Previous Post