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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Thailand public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of October 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Thailand public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Thailand public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Thailand Declares Additional December 30 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Following today's Tahi Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday, December 30, 2019, as a one-off additional public holiday in Thailand, to link the preceding weekend with the annual December 31 and January 1 public holidays of Thailand.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Thailand Declares November 4-5 ASEAN Public Holidays

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thai Deputy Government Spokesperson, Traisuree Taisaranakul, has announced that Thailand's Cabinet had declared Monday and Tuesday, November 4 and 5, 2019, as one-off non-working public holidays in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, and neighboring province of Nonthaburi, on account of the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit ("in an effort to reduce traffic congestion in Bangkok and Nonthaburi").
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  • Jul
  • 31
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  • Thailand 2020 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 2020, has been released.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Thailand Maintains December 5 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's government has published, in the Royal Gazette, a confirmation that December 5 would continue to be an annual non-working public holiday of Thailand, for the triple occasion of the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the national day of Thailand, and Thailand's father's day.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Thailand Adds June 3 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government has announced that, with immediate effect, Queen Suthida’s birthday, on June 3, would become a new annual non-working public holiday in Thailand.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Thailand 2019 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2019 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Thailand Rules-Out April 12 Bank Holiday

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Central Bank has announced that it had decided that Friday, April 12, 2019, would remain a regular workday for banks and financial institutions in Thailand.
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  • Feb
  • 13
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  • Thailand 2019 Public Holiday April 12

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Assistant to Spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Friday, April 12, 2019, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran festival of 2019.
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  • Jan
  • 30
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  • Thailand 2019 Public Holiday May 6

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's interim cabinet, has declared that Monday, May 6, 2019, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the final day of His Majesty the King’s three-day coronation ceremony.
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2018

  • Sep
  • 23
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  • Thailand 2019 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 2019, has been released.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Thailand Cancels Mid-Year Bank Holiday

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Central Bank has announced that, beginning in 2019, July 1st would no longer be an annual bank holiday in Thailand.
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  • Feb
  • 27
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  • Thailand 2018 Public Holidays Amended

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's assistant government spokesperson, Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Thursday, April 12, 2018, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran festival of 2018.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Thailand Moves 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced a change in the date of the date of the 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, as compared to the one announced earlier this year, then in anticipation of the release of the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Thailand January 2018 Public Holidays

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government has announced that the year-end 2017-2018 non-working public holidays in Thailand, would run from December 30, 2017, until January 2, 2018, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Thailand 2018 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 2018, has been released.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Thailand Declares Bank Holiday October 26

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Central Bank has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working bank holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Thailand October 26 Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The Office of the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Thailand has issued a statement denying reports that the government of Thailand had extended to five days of public holidays on the occasion the Royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2017.
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  • Jun
  • 5
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  • Thailand 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus anticipating the release of the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Thailand Public Holiday October 26

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended Again

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's government spokesperson Taksada Sangkachantra has announced further changes to the list of annual public holidays of Thailand.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Thailand Public Holidays Overhaul Update

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Assistant government spokesman, Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Thailand's Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, at the request of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, had signed a resolution to keep December 5th as an annual non-working public holiday in Thailand in honour of his Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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2016

  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Amended

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet, through government spokesperson, Thaksada Sangkhachan, has declared Tuesday, January 3, 2017, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays from December 31, 2016, until January 3, 2017, inclusively.
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  • Oct
  • 20
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  • Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Will Be Overhauled

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, has announced that, following last week's passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Thai government would soon change up to 4 of the annual non-working public holidays in Thailand, effective in 2017, and therefore has asked public and private organizations to wait for the upcoming announcement of changes to Thailand's public holidays, including previously announced and completed 2017 public holidays in Thailand, before producing any 2017 calendars.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Thailand Public Holiday October 14

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on Friday, October 14, 2016, to mourn King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died earlier today.
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  • Sep
  • 28
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  • Thailand October 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet has rejected a proposal by the Foreign Ministry to declare Monday, October 10, 2016, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the last day of the three-day Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) meeting being held in Bangkok from October 8 to October 10, 2016.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Thailand September 24-27 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand Government spokesman, Maj-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, has announced that, in line with recent remarks by Thailand's Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-ocha, the recent proposal to declare September 24-27, 2016, as additional one-off non-working public holidays in Thailand to promote internal tourism, was not discussed at yesterday's cabinet meeting, and that it would not be discussed at any later cabinet meeting.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Thailand 2017 Public Holidays Completed

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2017 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Thailand 2017 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 2017, has been released.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Thailand Public Holiday May 9

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has confirmed the date of the 2016 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, on May 9, 2016, in line with the previously-released list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the calendar year 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Extension Approved

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet has officially approved last autumn draft decision to declare 3 additional one-off non-working public holidays in 2016 in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays in Thailand near the annual Coronation Day public holiday, and a five-day period of public holidays for the annual Thai public holiday of Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has finally ruled on the proposal from Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand, and has decided that Friday, December 11, 2015, would not be a non-working public holiday in Thailand, on the occasion of the "Bike for Dad" cycling event being held to celebrate national Father's Day, and to link the annual, December 10, Constitution Day, non-working public holiday of Thailand with the subsequent weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Decision Postponed

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has considered the recent proposal from Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand, but has postponed a decision on the matter.
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Thailand Mulls December 11 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, in an apparent reversal to last month's announcement on the matter, has announced that he is preparing to submit a proposal to Thailand's Cabinet calling for Friday, December 11, 2015, to be declared as an additional public holiday in Thailand.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Completed

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2016 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Thailand December 11 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government has issued a communique via Junta Spokesman, Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, ruling-out the possibility of declaring Friday, December 11, 2015, as an additional public holiday in Thailand.
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  • Oct
  • 6
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  • Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Extended

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet, once again at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has declared 3 additional one-off non-working public holidays in 2016 in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays in Thailand near the annual Coronation Day public holiday, and a five-day period of public holidays for the annual Thai public holiday of Asalha Puja and Buddhist Lent.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Thailand 2016 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 2016, has been released.
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  • Feb
  • 12
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  • Thailand Bank Holiday May 4

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, May 4, 2015, had also been declared another additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Thailand Public Holidays May 1-5

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet, once again at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has declared Monday, May 4, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays from the annual Thai public holiday of National Labour Day to the annual, May 5, Coronation Day non-working public holiday of Thailand.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Thailand December 29-30 Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government has issued a communique ruling-out the possibility of declaring Monday and Tuesday, December 29 and 30, 2014, as additional year-end 2014-2015 public holidays in Thailand.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Thailand 2015 Public Holidays Completed

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2015 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Thailand Bank Holiday January 2

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Friday, January 2, 2015, had also been declared another additional, one-off non-working bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Thailand Approves January 2 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government Cabinet, at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has declared Friday, January 2, 2015, as an additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a five-day period of public holidays following the annual New Year's Day non-working public holiday.
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  • Sep
  • 24
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  • Thailand Mulls January 2 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The Tourism Council of Thailand has announced that it had asked Thailand's Cabinet to declare Friday, January 2, 2015, as another additional, one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, to create a four-day period of public holidays around the upcoming Western New Year, as was done last year.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • 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.
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  • Jul
  • 8
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  • 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 institutions throughout Thailand.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • 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.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • 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.
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  • May
  • 31
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  • 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.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • 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 institutions throughout Thailand.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • 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.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • 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.
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  • Sep
  • 9
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  • 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.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Thailand 2013 Songkran Bank Holidays Unchanged

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Following yesterday's announcement by the government of Thailand that the upcoming Songkran (Thai New Year) non-working public holidays would be extended by one additional day of public holiday, the Bank of Thailand has categorically ruled-out following suit, meaning that the upcoming Songkran New Year bank holidays in Thailand will remain set at 4 days.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Thailand 2013 Songkran Public Holidays Extended

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Following yesterday's cabinet meeting, the government of Thailand has announced that the upcoming Songkran (Thai New Year) non-working public holidays, previously announced as lasting 4 days, would be extended by one additional day of public holiday on Friday, April 12, 2013.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Thailand 2013 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2013 Royal Ploughing Ceremony non-working public holiday, thus completing the previously-released partial list of official non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Thailand 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The official list and dates of the 2013 bank holidays and public holidays in Thailand have been announced.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Thailand Regional Public Holidays Expanded

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has once again expanded the list of regional public holidays observed in southern Thailand by adding Christmas Day, on December 25, as a regional public holiday in Thailand's southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun and Yala.
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  • Feb
  • 24
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  • Thailand Financial Holiday April 9

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off non-working financial sector holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 7
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  • Thailand Bank Holiday April 9

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that Monday, April 9, 2012, had been declared a one-off bank holiday for all banks and financial institutions throughout Thailand.
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  • Jan
  • 31
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  • Thailand Public Holiday April 9

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has declared Monday, April 9, 2012, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Her Royal Highness Princess Bejraratana Rajasuda at Sanam Luang.
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  • Jan
  • 18
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  • Thailand 2012 CNY Bank Holiday Announced

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Bank of Thailand has announced that Monday, January 23, 2012, would also be a bank holiday in Thailand's southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Satun and Yala.
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  • Jan
  • 11
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  • Thailand 2012 CNY Public Holiday Announced

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thai Government Spokeswoman, Thitima Chaisang, has announced that Thailand's Government Cabinet had agreed to declare Monday, January 23, 2012, the date of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, as a regional public holiday in Southern Thailand.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Thailand 2011-2012 Year-End Public Holidays Announced

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thai Government Spokeswoman, Thitima Chaisang, has announced that, earlier today, Thailand's Cabinet had declared the upcoming year-end and new year public holidays from Saturday, December 31, 2011, until Tuesday, January 3, 2012, inclusively.
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  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Thailand 2012 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday Announced

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2012 Royal Ploughing Ceremony non-working public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 31
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  • Thailand Flood Public Holidays Extension Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - At an extraordinary meeting of the cabinet of the government of Thailand, last night, the cabinet rejected a proposal to extend the duration of the current flood relief regional public holidays
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Thailand 5-Day Public Holidays Declared

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Earlier today, the Cabinet of the government of Thailand approved the suggested declaration of 5-day public holidays, from Thursday to Monday October 27 to 31, 2011, to allow Bangkok residents to handle the flood situation during the upcoming weekend high tide period.
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  • Oct
  • 24
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  • Thailand October 28-31 Public Holidays Under Consideration

    Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (Bangkok) - The Governor of Bangkok, Thailand's capital territory, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, has announced that the period from October 28-31, 2011, could soon be declared as non-working public holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 11
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  • Thailand October 12-14 Flood Public Holidays Ruled-Out

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports, Chumpol Silpa-Archa, has announced that the Thai Cabinet, in meeting today, had rejected his earlier proposal to declare the rest of the week as non-working public holidays.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Thailand October 12-14 Public Holidays Under Consideration

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's PM Office Minister, Kritsana Seehalak, has announced that the Thai Cabinet would consider the declaration of the rest of the week as non-working public holidays at tomorrow's weekly Cabinet meeting.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Thailand 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The official list and dates of the 2012 bank holidays and public holidays in Thailand have been announced.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Thailand Confirms May 16 Public Holiday

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's secretary to the Cabinet, Ampon Kittiampon, has issued a statement confirming that the Thai Cabinet had decided to make Monday, May 16, 2011, an extra non-working bridge public holiday, thus creating a five-day weekend.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Thailand Announces July 3 Elections

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives, and a nationwide election on Sunday, July 3, 2011.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Thailand Declares Additional Visakha Bucha Public Holiday

    The Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - Earlier today, cabinet secretary-general, Ampon Kittiampon, has announced that Thailand's cabinet had approved a Prime Minister's Office proposal for Monday, May 16, 2011, to be declared a public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Thailand 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Bangkok) - The list and dates of the 2011 bank holidays and public holidays in Thailand have been announced.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Thailand Declares May 20-21 Nationwide Bank Holidays

    Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Bank of Thailand has declared a nationwide bank holiday for Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, 2010 (B.E. 2553) and has announced that all Thai financial institutions throughout the country, including the stock market, would be closed "for reasons of public safety".
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Thailand Extends Emergency Public Holidays Till Weekend

    Thai News Agency (Bangkok) - The Deputy Spokesman for the government of Thailand, Watchara Kannika, has announced that the cabinet had decided to extend the 2 days of public holidays, declared last weekend, for yesterday and today, for an additional 3 days, until Friday, May 21, 2010, inclusively, due to the situation of unrest in the capital.
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  • May
  • 16
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  • Thailand Declares May 17 and 18 Emergency Public Holidays

    Thai Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) - The spokesperson for the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation (CRES), Colonel Sansern Kaewkamnerd, has announced that the government of Thailand had authorized the declaration of Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18, 2010, as official non-working public holidays in Bangkok.
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  • May
  • 13
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  • Thailand Declares Emergency Public Holiday Tomorrow

    The Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has decided to extend today's public holiday for an additional day, tomorrow, Friday, May 14, 2010, due to the situation of unrest in the capital.
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  • Mar
  • 14
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  • Thailand Rules-Out March 15 Public Holiday

    The Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - A spokesman for Thailand's acting government, Panithan Wattanayagorn, has announced that Thailand's cabinet had decided not to declare a one-off public holiday on Monday, March 15, 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Thailand Could Declare March 12 Public Holiday

    Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - There are reports in Thailand's press that the Government of Thailand might declare a one-off public holiday on Friday, March 12, 2010, 2 days before the date when the opposition "red-shirts" rally is to be held in Bangkok.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Thailand Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangkok) - E earlier today, Thailand's deputy government spokesman, Phumin Leethiraprasert, announced that the Thai Cabinet had decided to declare 2 additional bridge public holidays in 2010, one to extend the April Songkran public holidays and the other for Her Majesty the Queen's birthday public holiday.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Thailand Declares July 8 Public Sector Holiday

    Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - The Thai Cabinet has extended the upcoming Asarnha Bucha long weekend for Government workers by declaring an additional public sector holiday on Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 28
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  • Thailand Club Rules Apply To New Public Holiday

    Phuket Magazine (Phuket) - A couple of years after the Buddhist Lent public holiday was exchanged for the Asarnha Bucha public holiday, it seems that most bars and "places of indulgence" will be closed on July 7.
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  • Jun
  • 21
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  • Thailand Considering Longer Public Holidays

    MCOT (Bangkok) - Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has announced that the government would consider longer public holidays, as part of its efforts to stimulate local tourism.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Thailand Main Public Holidays Soon Dry ?

    Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - A network of monks provinces including Surin, Khon Kaen, Chanthaburi and Trat petitioned the National Committee for Alcohol Consumption Control, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart, to make the public holidays of Makha Bucha Day, Asarnha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day, declared alcohol-free days.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Thailand Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday Confirmed

    Xinhua (Bangkok) - Earlier today, Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, confirmed that the upcoming Royal Ploughing Ceremony public holiday would occur on May 11, 2009 (though the actual ceremony will be held on May 9th).
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  • Apr
  • 14
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  • Thailand Declares 2 Additional Public Holidays This Week

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Deputy Secretary-general to the Prime Minister and acting Government Spokesman, Panitharn Wattanayakorn, announced earlier today that the cabinet had approved the extension of the current 3-day Songkran public holidays for 2 additional days; Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17, 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Thailand Banking And Financial Sector Open Today

    Reuters (Bangkok) - Late last night, Thailand's Central Bank and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) both announced that all banks and financial markets would remain open on Friday, April 10, 2009.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Thailand Declares April 10 Public Holiday

    Reuters (Bangkok) - Earlier today, Thailand's Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, declared a one-off public holiday for tomorrow (Friday, April 10, 2009), to help the government cope with the effects of political protests that caused traffic chaos in Bangkok.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Thailand Declares July 6 Public Holiday

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's deputy spokesman to the Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Supparak Kuanha, has announced that the Cabinet had approved the declaration of Monday, July 6, 2009, as a one-off bridge public holiday, thus creating a 4-day public holiday.
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  • Feb
  • 18
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  • Thailand Institutes Public Sector Bridge Holidays

    The Nation (Bangkok) - Yesterday, Thailand's Governing Cabinet instituted the principle of bridge public holidays for the public sector, whereby Tuesday or Thursday public sector holidays would be linked to the adjoining weekend by declaring the Monday or Friday a bridge public holiday.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Thailand Declares Extended Year-End Bank Holidays

    MCOT (Bangkok) - Thailand's Central Bank, the Bank of Thailand (BoT), announced a 5-day consecutive period of bank holidays, from Monday, December 29, 2008, through Friday, January 2, 2009, with the caretaker government's approval.
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  • Dec
  • 9
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  • Thailand Declares January 2 Bridge Public Holiday

    MCOT (Bangkok) - Earlier today, Deputy Spokeswoman, Wirinthira Nathongborcharas, announced that Thailand's caretaker Cabinet had declared Friday, January 2, 2009, as a one-off bridge public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Thailand Cancels ASEAN Summit And Regional Public Holidays

    Bangkok Post (Bangkok) - Thailand's Government spokesman, Natthawut Saikua, has announced that the cabinet had decided to cancel the December 15-18 regional public holiday in Chiang Mai has been canceled.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Thailand Declares December 15-18 Public Holidays For ASEAN Summit

    The Straits Times (Singapore) - The government of Thailand has declared public holidays for the region of Chiang Mai from Monday to Thursday, December 15-18, 2008, to facilitate traffic and security measures during the upcoming ASEAN summit.
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  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Thailand Declares Extended Songkran Public Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Deputy Spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, Wirintira Nathongbohjarat, has announced that the cabinet had decided to declare an additional day of public holiday for the upcoming Songkran public holidays.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Thailand: No Public Holiday On March 3

    The Nation (Bangkok) - Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that, contrary to recent practice, it would not ask the government to declare a public holiday on Monday, March 3, 2008, the day after the senatorial election day.
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2007

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Thailand Declares December 24 Post-Election Public Holiday

    Bangkok Post - The Thai cabinet declared a one-off public holiday for Monday, December 24, 2007, the day after the Sunday general election, to encourage people to return to their home constituency to vote.
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  • Oct
  • 12
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  • Thailand Post-Election Public Holiday Update

    The Nation - Although the government of Thailand has not yet made any announcement to that effect, yet, government spokesman, Chaiya Yimwilai, told reporters that the question of whether December 24 should be declared a public holiday had been raised at this week's cabinet meeting.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Thailand Elections Set For December 23

    The Nation - The date of Sunday, December 23, 2007, has been announced for the upcoming general elections, and it is possible that the next day, Monday, December 24, 2007, might be declared a public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Thailand Might Declare December 17 or 24 Public Holiday

    Mathaba - Following yesterday's approval by referendum of the new charter constitution, a general election now looks set to be held in December, most likely on December 16 or 23, according to both the Election Commission chairman and the Interim Prime Minister.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Thailand Financial Institutions Will Be Open On August 20

    Bangkok Post - Finance Minister, Chalongphob Sussangkarn, said all banks and financial institutions would be open on Monday, August 20, 2007.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Thailand Cabinet Confirms August 20 Public Holiday

    The Nation - The government of Thailand's cabinet officially declared a one-off public holiday on Monday, August 20, 2007.
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  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Thailand May Declare August 20 Public Holiday

    The Nation - The Prime Minister has suggested making Monday, August 20, 2007, the day after the upcoming constitutional referendum, a one-off public holiday throughout Thailand.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Thailand's Royal Ploughing Ceremony Predicts a Bountiful Harvest

    The Bangkok Post - During this year's Royal Ploughing Ceremony, carried live on national television, earlier today, the sacred oxen chose clothes and foods indicating that food production would be plentiful this crop year, while water would be abundant.
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  • Apr
  • 23
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  • Thailand Announces Date Of Royal Ploughing Ceremony

    Bangkok Post - The date of this year's Royal Ploughing Ceremony will be Thursday, May 10, 2007.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Thailand Extends Songkran For 5th Day

    MCOT - Thailand's cabinet added one more day to the Songkran Festival, giving the public a holiday of five consecutive days, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Social Development and Human Security Minister Paiboon Wattanasiritham.
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2006

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Thailand Exchanges Buddhist Lent Public Holidays

    Bank of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's government has announced that, starting in the year B.E. 2550 (ie. starting mid-April 2007), the Buddhist Lent public holiday would be dropped, and be replaced by the Asarnha Bucha Day.
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  • Sep
  • 19
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  • Thailand Declares September 20 Public Holiday

    The Nation (Bangkok) - The Democratic Reform Council - which ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a peaceful coup earlier today - has declared Wednesday September 20, 2006, a national holiday.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Thailand Declared June 9 Public Holiday

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's cabinet has declared Friday, June 9, 2006, as a one-off, official non-working public holiday to enable civil servants and other public members to go to the Royal Plaza, where His Majesty the King will appear to greet well wishers on the occasion the 60th anniversary of His accession to the Throne.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Thailand Clarifies June 12-13 Public Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand has clarified that the, June 12 and 13, 60th Anniversary of the Accession of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is an official public holiday only in Bangkok and surrounding provinces.
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2005

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Thailand Declares 4-Day Year-End Public Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-Ngam, has announced that the Thai Cabinet has declared a 4-day period of year-end non-working public holiday, from December 31st, 2005 to January 3rd, 2006.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Thailand Declares April 19 Public Holiday

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has approved Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, as the date of the upcoming senatorial election day and will announce it as an official non-working public holiday.
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2004

  • Mar
  • 15
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  • Thailand To Consider June 11-16 Public Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has announced that it will request the Cabinet to declare the period of July 11-16, 2004, as one-off non-working public holidays, on account of the World Aids Conference to be held at that time.
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  • Feb
  • 6
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  • Thailand Weekend Public Holidays Amended

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Following last Tuesday's cabinet meeting, the government of Thailand has announced that, henceforth, 2-day non-working public holidays that cover both Saturday and Sunday will only give rise to one day in lieu non-working public holiday on the following Monday.
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2003

  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Thailand Declares 2-Day APEC Bank Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Cabinet has announced that it had declared the temporary closing of commercial banks on Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21, 2003, during the upcoming summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC).
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Thailand Clarifies Scope Of APEC Public Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - Thailand's Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, has announced that only government units in the capital and the two outlying provinces of Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi, will have a special non-working public holiday during the upcoming APEC summit.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Thailand Declares 6-Day APEC Public Sector Holidays

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - The Secretary to Thailand's Prime Minister, Yongyuth Tiyapairat, has announced that all government agencies and states firms will have four extra public holidays, October 17, 20, 21 and 22, as well as the weekend of October 18-19, to coincide with the upcoming APEC Summit.
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2000

  • Jan
  • 20
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  • Thailand February 11 Public Holiday For UN Conference

    The Nation (Bangkok) - Thailand's government has declared a one-off municipal public holiday in Bangkok, for Friday, February 11, 2000, on the occasion of the "10th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development".
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1997

  • Dec
  • 15
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  • Thailand Declares December 30 Public Holiday

    The Nation (Bangkok) - Thailand's Prime Minister, Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, has declared Tuesday, December 30, 1997, a one-off public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Thailand Weekend Public Holidays Amended

    National News Bureau of Thailand (Bangkok) - The government of Thailand, under the aegis of General Chawalit Yongchaiyuth as Prime Minister, has announced that, henceforth, the Songkran, Thai New Year, annual non-working public holidays, would be observed on April 13-14-15, rather than the currently observed public holidays on April 12-13-14.
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See also: Thailand bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Thailand)