Thailand’s cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are diverse. Aside from the annual traditional Thai events and spectacular festivals, public holidays include other international events and observances. If you wish to explore the real Thailand, join in and celebrate their holidays. Thailand has officially adopted the Gregorian calendar. However, most of its traditional holidays, particularly Buddhist ones, follow the lunar calendar. If a national holiday is on a weekend, the next working day is designated as a compensatory holiday.
1st January, Sunday, 2023- New Year’s Day- This is the year’s first day as per the Gregorian Calendar
2nd January, Monday, 2023- Day off for the New Year’s Day
14th January, Saturday, 2023- National Children’s Day- This day is an observance in Thailand
16th January, Monday, 2023- Teachers’ Day
22nd January, Sunday, 2023- Lunar New Year’s Day- This is the 1st day of the Chinese calendar. It is a lunisolar calendar used chiefly for traditional celebrations.
23rd January, Monday, 2023- 2nd Day of the Lunar New Year
24th January, Tuesday, 2023- 3rd Day of the Lunar New Year
14th February, Tuesday, 2023- Valentine’s Day- Saint Valentine’s Feast or Valentine’s Day- The origins of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to ancient Roman & European Christian traditions.
6th March, Monday, 2023- Makha Bucha- This is a significant holy day that honors the Sangha/the Buddhist community on the third lunar month’s first full moon day.
20th March, Monday, 2023- March Equinox
6th April, Thursday, 2023- Chakri Day- It is a national holiday in Thailand
13th April, Thursday, 2023- Songkran
1st May, Monday, 2023- Labor Day- International Workers’ Day, Labor Day, and May Day are all days off for workers around the world.
4th May, Thursday, 2023- Coronation Day- This is a national holiday in Thailand
11th May, Thursday, 2023- Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day- This is a government holiday in Thailand
3rd June, Saturday, 2023- Visakha Bucha- This is a national holiday in Thailand
3rd June, Saturday, 2023- Queen Suthida’s Birthday- This is a national holiday in Thailand
5th June, Monday, 2023- Day off for Visakha Bucha
5th June, Monday, 2023, Day off for Queen Suthida’s birthday
21st June, Wednesday, 2023- June Solstice
28th July, Friday, 2023- King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday- This is a national holiday in Thailand
1st August, Tuesday, 2023- Buddhist Lent Day- This is a national holiday in Thailand
12th August, Saturday, 2023- The Queen’s Birthday- This is a national holiday in Thailand
14th August, Monday, 2023- Day off for Queen’s Birthday
23rd September, Saturday, 2023- September Equinox
13th October, Friday, 2023- Death Anniversary of King Bhumibol- This is a national holiday in Thailand
31st October, Tuesday, 2023- Halloween- It is a holiday observed in many countries on October 31st of each year.
5th December, Tuesday, 2023- Father’s Day/King Bhumibol’s Birthday- On various dates around the world, Father’s Day honors fatherhood and male parenting.
10th December, Sunday, 2023- Constitution Day- This is a national holiday in Thailand
11th December, Monday, 2023- Substitute holiday for the Constitution day
22nd December, Friday, 2023- December Solstice- This is a national holiday in Thailand
24th December, Sunday, 2023- Christmas Eve- Christmas Eve, which falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar, is the day before Christmas Day.
25th December, Monday, 2023- Christmas- Christmas Day, which falls on 25th December in the Gregorian calendar, is one of the most important Christian holidays.
31st December, Sunday, 2023- New Year’s Eve– In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve is the year’s last day, December 31.