Thai Public Holidays

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Please be aware that there are Thai Public holidays that are “Alcohol Free” and the sale of alcohol is prohibited, which sadly means Bar closures.

Bar closures on specific days can be a little hit and miss, alcohol sales are also banned on Government election days.

Where “Maybe” is listed under Bar Closure it is unsure if it will be enforced on that date.

NOTE:  2 new public holidays have been recently added, His Majesty the Kings birthday and a day to commemorate the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)

Colonel Taksada Sangkhachan, assistant government spokeswoman said the cabinet also resolved to scrap the Oct 9, 1957 cabinet resolution that declared Coronation Day, May 5, a public holiday. (As quoted by the Bangkok Post)

Day Date   Bar Closure
Mon 2nd Jan Substitution for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
(Saturday 31st December 2016 and Sunday 1st January 2017)
Tues 3rd Jan Special Holiday No
Mon 13th Feb Substitution for Makha Bucha Day
(Saturday 11th February 2017)
Thur 6th Apr Chakri Memorial Day No
Fri 13th Apr Songkran Festival No
Sat 14th Apr Songkran Festival No
Mon 1st May National Labour Day No
Fri 5th May Coronation Day (Scrapped) No
Wed 10th May Wisakha Bucha Day Yes
Mon 10th Jul Substitution for Asarnha Bucha Day 1/
(Saturday 8th July 2017)
Fri 28th Jul His Majesty the King’s birthday Maybe
Mon 14th Aug Substitution for H.M. the Queen’s Birthday
(Saturday 12th August 2017)
Fri 13th Oct The passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) Maybe
Mon 23rd Oct Chulalongkorn Day Maybe
Tue 5th Dec H.M. the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Birthday
National Day and National Father’s Day
Mon 11th Dec Substitution for Constitution Day
(Sunday 10th December 2017)


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