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Thailand 2016 Public Holidays Extended

Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok)
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015


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.

Earlier this year (2015-01-28 and 2015-02-12), Thailand's Government Cabinet, also at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, had 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.

The previous autumn (2014-10-03 and 2014-10-10), Thailand's Government Cabinet had, also at the request of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, 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.

The government of Thailand often adds one-off non-working public holidays (2015-01-28, 2014-10-03, 2014-07-03, 2013-10-15, 2013-02-07, 2012-01-31, 2011-12-13, and 2009-12-15).


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