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Thailand bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu National Labour Day (except Government)
Mon Coronation Day
* Fri Royal Ploughing Ceremony Holiday Bnk+Gov
Tue Visakha Bucha Day (Buddha Day)
* Tue Mid Year Bank Holiday Banks
* Fri Asarnha Bucha Day Bnk+Gov
* Sat Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent begins) (except banks) Gov+Pvt
* Mon Khao Phansa Holiday (except banks) Gov+Pvt
* Mon End of Ramadan (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun) Regional
Mon Public Holiday
Tue HM the Queen's Birthday
Thu Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)
Fri HM the King's Birthday
Wed Constitution Day
* Thu Christmas (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun) Regional
Wed New Year's Eve
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Recent News and Updates

13 Jul 2014 Thailand 2015 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2015, has been released.  08 Jul 2014 Thailand Bank Holiday August 11 (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, August 11, 2014, had also been declared an additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutes throughout Thailand.  03 Jul 2014 Thailand Declares August 11 Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), at the request of the Ministry of Tourism, has declared Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday.  30 Jun 2014 Thailand August 11 Public Holiday Request (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) As had been expected, Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry, has formally asked the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to declare Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday, and boost tourism.  31 May 2014 Thailand Mulls August 11 Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The permanent secretary to Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry, Suwat Sidthilaw, has announced that he would ask Thailand's deputy chief of the National Council for Peace and Order, Admiral Narong Pipattanasai, to declare Monday, August 11, 2014, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays leading up to the annual Queen's birthday non-working public holiday, and boost tourism.  26 Dec 2013 Thailand 2014 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2014 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  26 Oct 2013 Thailand Bank Holiday December 30 (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, December 30, 2013, had also been declared an additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutes throughout Thailand.  15 Oct 2013 Thailand December 30 Public Holiday Approved (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The Cabinet of the Government of Thailand has approved last week's proposal by the Secretariat of the Cabinet to declare Monday, December 30, 2013, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday, to create a five-day period of public holidays around New Year 2014.  02 Oct 2013 Thailand Mulls December 30 Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) Following yesterday's cabinet meeting, the deputy prime minister and finance minister of Thailand, Kittiratt Na Ranong, announced that the Government of Thailand was considering declaring Monday, December 30, 2013, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays around New Year 2014, and boost tourism.  09 Sep 2013 Thailand 2014 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The official list and dates of the bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2014, has been announced.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Thailand public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the Monday following.  Clubs and other places of indulgence are closed on Buddhist Holidays and Royal Holidays like the King/Queen's birthday.  Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (usually during the 2nd week of May) is supposed to be a government holiday, however, no reliable source has been found to confirm how it may be predicted. This is an ancient Brahman ceremony, held under Royal patronage in Bangkok, which celebrates the beginning of the rice planting season. The day is selected by Brahmin Priests according to their astrological calendars.  For commercial banks in the provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun, an extra bank holiday is given for Eidilfitri Day (End of Ramadan Day) as announced by the Sheikhul Islam Office, if the day does not coincide with the above mentioned holidays or Saturday and Sunday.  Thailand International Codes TH and THA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .th (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Thailand information and news: Bank of Thailand (Thailand central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Thailand maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Thailand), and Wikipedia (includes Thailand commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Thailand, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Thailand that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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South-East Asian Calendar Public Holidays : The rules used to predict South-East Asian lunar public holidays in Thailand are based on the models described in the book "The Calendrical Systems of Mainland South-East Asia", by J.C. Eade, published as part of the "Handbuch der Orientalistik" series (with help by Pr. J.C. Eade and Dr. Burghart Hoffrichter), and on the classical 1909 book "The Burmese and Arakanese Calendars" by A.M.B. Irwin, as well as the 1997 articles in the Indian Journal of History of Science by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Thailand, before planning any trip to Thailand. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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