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Thailand Bank Holidays

    If you are planning a trip to Thailand, you should always be aware of the major national holidays being celebrated in the country.

This said, you should also know that although businesses and government offices close on public holidays, most tourist attractions and shops almost never close for any national holidays.

The reason being that when there are long weekends coupled with national holidays, most Thais look to travel around their country and this means more business and earnings for places of tourist attractions and shops.

As a business person, it is important you know when there are Thai bank holidays so that you can arrange your important business transactions accordingly. The list below will give you an idea as to when banks remain closed in Thailand. The dates of the holidays in Thailand are calculated based on the lunar calendar and this means the important holidays occur on different days each year.

Thailand bank holidays for 2008 are as follows and these are calculated estimates and may change.

List of Holidays to be Observed by the Bank of Thailand, Commercial Banks, and Finance Companies in Thailand  


1.  Tuesday 1 January New Year's Day
2.  Thursday 21 February
Makha Bucha Day
Makha Bucha celebrates the Buddha's first sermon in to his disciples.
3.  Monday 7 April Chakri Day (Substitution Day)
Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the current dynasty, Rama I.
4. Monday 14 April Songkran Festival
Songkran is the traditional Thai new year, generally celebrated as a water festival. Celebrated as a 3 day long festival
5. Tuesday 15 April Songkran Festival
6.  Thursday 1 May National Labour Day
International labor day is celebrated as a national holiday, even though there isn't much ado about it
7.  Monday 5 May Coronation Day
Celebrates the day in 1949 when the current king was crowned.
8.  Monday 19 May Wisakha Bucha Day
The holiest Buddhist holiday celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into nirvana of the Buddha.
9.  Tuesday 1 July Mid Year Closing Day
10.  Thursday 17 July Asarnha Bucha Day
is the day when Buddha have his first five disciples after his Enlightenment
11.  Tuesday 12 August H.M. the Queen's Birthday
Her Majesty the Queen's birthday is a national holiday, also serving as the country's Mothers Day as well.
12.  Thursday 23 October Chulalongkorn Day
Celebrates the birthday of one of Thailand's most revered kings.
13.  Friday 5 December H.M. the King's Birthday
His Majesty the King's birthday is celebrated throughout the country and also serves as the nation's Fathers Day.
14.  Wednesday 10 December Constitution Day
December 10th celebrates the date in 1932 when the country was granted its first constitution.
15.  Wednesday 31 December New Year 's Eve

 

 

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