Calendar of National Holidays and Other Important Dates

2015 National Holiday Calendar:

The following calendar was taken from Timeanddate.com. Generally speaking, service providers in Bangkok are closed on National Holidays but not on ‘observance’ days. If you plan to visit a BASRAN member on any of the following dates, you should call and confirm they are open before making the trip.

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type
Jan 1 Thursday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 2 Friday Bridge Public Holiday National holiday
Jan 10 Saturday National Children’s Day Observance
Jan 16 Friday Teachers’ Day Observance
Feb 14 Saturday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 19 Thursday Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Observance
Feb 20 Friday Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Feb 21 Saturday Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Mar 4 Wednesday Makha Bucha National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March equinox Season
Apr 6 Monday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 13 Monday Songkran National holiday
Apr 14 Tuesday Songkran National holiday
Apr 15 Wednesday Songkran National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day National holiday
May 4 Monday Bridge Public Holiday National holiday
May 5 Tuesday Coronation Day National holiday
May 13 Wednesday Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day National holiday
Jun 1 Monday Visakha Bucha National holiday
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jul 1 Wednesday Mid Year Bank Holiday Bank holiday
Jul 30 Thursday Asalha Bucha National holiday
Jul 31 Friday Buddhist Lent Day National holiday
Aug 12 Wednesday The Queen’s Birthday National holiday
Aug 12 Wednesday Mother’s Day National holiday
Sep 23 Wednesday September equinox Season
Oct 23 Friday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Nov 25 Wednesday Loy Krathong Observance
Dec 4 Friday Father’s Day observed National holiday
Dec 5 Saturday The King’s Birthday National holiday
Dec 5 Saturday Father’s Day National holiday
Dec 7 Monday The King’s Birthday observed National holiday
Dec 10 Thursday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 22 Tuesday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day Observance
Dec 31 Thursday New Year’s Eve National holiday

2016 Calendar 

Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type
Jan 1 Friday New Year’s Day National holiday
Jan 9 Saturday National Children’s Day Observance
Jan 16 Saturday Teachers’ Day Observance
Feb 8 Monday Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day Observance
Feb 9 Tuesday Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Feb 10 Wednesday Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year Observance
Feb 14 Sunday Valentine’s Day Observance
Feb 22 Monday Makha Bucha National holiday
Mar 20 Sunday March equinox Season
Apr 6 Wednesday Chakri Day National holiday
Apr 13 Wednesday Songkran National holiday
Apr 14 Thursday Songkran National holiday
Apr 15 Friday Songkran National holiday
May 1 Sunday Labor Day National holiday
May 2 Monday Labor Day observed National holiday
May 5 Thursday Coronation Day National holiday
May 6 Friday Coronation Day National holiday
May 20 Friday Visakha Bucha National holiday
Jun 20 Monday June Solstice Season
Jul 1 Friday Mid Year Bank Holiday Bank holiday
Jul 18 Monday Extra holiday National holiday
Jul 19 Tuesday Asalha Bucha National holiday
Aug 12 Friday The Queen’s Birthday National holiday
Aug 12 Friday Mother’s Day National holiday
Sep 22 Thursday September equinox Season
Oct 23 Sunday Chulalongkorn Day National holiday
Oct 24 Monday Chulalongkorn Day observed National holiday
Dec 5 Monday The King’s Birthday National holiday
Dec 5 Monday Father’s Day National holiday
Dec 10 Saturday Constitution Day National holiday
Dec 12 Monday Constitution Day observed National holiday
Dec 21 Wednesday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Saturday Christmas Eve Observance
Dec 25 Sunday Christmas Day Observance
Dec 31 Saturday New Year’s Eve National holiday