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Thailand 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: The Bank of Thailand (Bangkok)
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: August 6, 2021

The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2021, has been released.

As before (2019-07-31, 2018-09-23, 2017-10-29, 2016-08-14, 2015-07-11, 2014-07-13, 2013-09-09, 2012-09-26 and 2011-08-20), and in accordance with the Cabinet's Resolution of February 3rd, 2004, 2-day public holidays that both fall on a weekend day only give rise to one day in lieu non-working public holiday on the following Monday (2004-02-06).

Interestingly, the aforementioned announcement confirms that the Thai non-working public holidays for the birthdays of King Bhumibol (H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great's Birthday/ National Day / Father's Day) and the Queen Mother (H.M. Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother’s Birthday / Mother's Day) will remain part of Thailand's annual non-working public holidays, for 2021, at least.

The aforementioned announcement also maintains the removal of the Buddhist Lent bank holiday, having been replaced, beginning in 2007 (B.E. 2550), by the holiday that always occurs a day before, Asarnha Bucha (2006-11-16), as well as the 2017 changes to the list of annual non-working public holidays in Thailand, following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (2017-04-11, 2017-02-07, 2016-11-22 and 2016-10-20).

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony public sector holiday is usually announced at a later date (2019-11-19, 2019-03-01, 2017-06-05, 2016-08-14, 2015-11-03, 2014-12-08, 2013-12-26, 2012-11-30, 2011-12-08, and 2009-04-26), with the notable exception of 2018, when it was announced before the list of 2018 public holidays in Thailand (2017-06-05), but only to be moved later that same year (2017-11-18).

Of course the list of public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2021 can be later modified, as was the case, many times, this year (2020-09-22, 2020-08-13, 2020-06-30, 2020-06-29, 2020-06-23, 2020-03-16).

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