Public holidays in Thailand during 2018
October 21, 2017
The following are all of the financial market holidays in Thailand during 2018. I’ll add government holidays as and when they are announced.
We are expecting a holiday for the new Coronation Day next year, but no date has been announced yet.
Monday 1 January: New Year’s Day
Tuesday 2 January: Substitution for New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31st December)
Thursday 1 March: Makha Bucha Day
Friday 6 April: Chakri Memorial Day
Friday 13 April: Songkran Festival
Monday 16 April: Songkran Festival
Tuesday 1 May: National Labour Day
Tuesday 29 May: Wisakha Bucha Day
Friday 27 July: Asarnha Bucha Day
Monday 30 July: Substitution for H.M. the King’s Birthday (Saturday 28th July)
Monday 13 August: Substitution for H.M. Queen Sirikit’s Birthday (Sunday 12th August)
Monday 15 October: Substitution for the Passing of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Saturday 13th October)
Tuesday 23 October: Chulalongkorn Day
Wednesday 5 December: HM the King Bhumibol’s Birthday, National Day and National Father’s Day
Monday 10 December: Constitution Day
Monday 31 December: New Year’s Eve
Looks like there are nine long weekends in 2018 so far.
It is possible there might be more as the government has a habit of adding extra days to holidays that fall on a Thursday or Tuesday in order to stimulate domestic travel.