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Thailand Public Holidays 2017

Today – 28 July 2017 – is a holiday in Thailand for His Majesty the King's Birthday.

This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Thailand. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

UPDATE:
The cabinet has decided to remove the Coronation Day of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 5 May as a national holiday effective 2017.
— Two new public holidays (28 July for His Majesty the King’s Birthday & 13 October for the Passing of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej) have been declared.
— 26 October 2017 has been declared a public holiday for the royal cremation ceremony of the Late King Rama IX.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year Holiday
3 JanTueNew Year Holiday
28 JanSatChinese New Year *
11 FebSatMakha Bucha Day
13 FebMonMakha Bucha Holiday
6 AprThuChakri Day
13 Apr to 17 AprThu to MonSongkran Festival
1 MayMonLabour Day *
10 MayWedVisakha Bucha Day
12 MayFriRoyal Ploughing Ceremony *
25 JunSunEnd of Ramadan *
8 JulSatAsahna Bucha Day *
9 JulSunKhao Phansa Day
10 JulMonKhao Phansa Holiday
28 JulFriHis Majesty the King's Birthday
12 AugSatHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday
14 AugMonHer Majesty the Queen's Birthday Holiday
13 OctFriPassing of His Majesty the Late King
23 OctMonChulalongkorn Memorial Day
26 OctThuRoyal Cremation of His Majesty the Late King
5 DecTueHis Majesty the Late King's Birthday
10 DecSunConstitution Day
11 DecMonConstitution Day Holiday
25 DecMonChristmas Day *
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve

Note:
— Chinese New Year, Christmas Day and End of Ramadan are observed in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun provinces only.
— Labour Day is observed by all sectors except the Government sector.
— Royal Ploughing Ceremony and Asahna Bucha Day are observed by the Government sector only.

Thailand officially observes 23 national holidays and several religious observances. Buddhism is the predominant religion, practiced by over 98 percent of Thai citizens. The majority of traditional holidays are based on Buddhist culture and beliefs.