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Chinese New Year
Thailand

Chinese New Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 in Thailand

In Thailand, Chinese New Year is a public holiday in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun provinces only. Also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival”, this holiday is the first day of the year on the Chinese Calendar. It falls somewhere from late January to mid-February on the Gregorian Calendar.

YearDateDayHoliday
202112 FebFriChinese New Year *
20221 FebTueChinese New Year *
202322 JanSunChinese New Year *
202410 FebSatChinese New Year *
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Note: Chinese New Year is observed in Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun provinces only.

About 15 percent of Thailand’s population is of Chinese descent. And it is particularly in Bangkok’s Chinatown and other areas of Thailand with large Chinese-Thai populations that Chinese New Year is most celebrated.

There are also huge block parties in Bangkok’s Chinatown, with many events centred around the Odeon Gate. Many will wear the colour red and peruse the area for some fun, food, and unique buys.

Unlike in some other countries, holidays are not a time for shops closing down in Thailand, but a time for staying open to do bigger business. And since Chinese New Year lacks official status in most parts of the country, government offices stay open as well.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
202025 JanSatChinese New Year *
20195 FebTueChinese New Year *
201816 FebFriChinese New Year *
201728 JanSatChinese New Year *