Public Holidays in Thailand, 2020

public-holidays-in-thailand-2020 Public Holidays in Thailand, 2020

Listed below are the dates for public holidays in Thailand during 2020. More dates may be added and any changes will be added here once confirmed. Please note that government offices and immigration offices in Thailand are closed on public holidays. Keep this in mind if you need to extend your visa or require consular services. Thai embassies and consulates outside of Thailand may also be closed on these dates. Where the actual date of the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a substitute holiday has been granted on the Monday.

January

January 1 (Wednesday): New Year’s Day holiday

February

February 8 (Saturday): Makha Bucha Day[1]
February 10 (Monday): substitution holiday for Makha Bucha Day

March

none

April

April 6 (Monday): Chakri Day
April 13-15 (Monday-Wednesday): Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival[2][3]

May

May 1 (Friday): Labour Day
May 4 (Monday): Coronation Day
May 6 (Wednesday): Visakha Bucha Day[4]

June

June 3 (Wednesday): birthday of HM Queen Suthida[5]

July

July 5 (Sunday): Asahna Bucha Day
July 6 (Monday): substitution holiday for Asahna Bucha Day
July 28 (Tuesday): birthday of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)[6][7]

August

August 12 (Wednesday): Queen Dowager Sirikit’s Birthday.[8] Also celebrated as Mother’s Day.

September

none

October

October 13 (Tuesday): HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day[9]
October 23 (Friday): Chulalongkorn Day[10] (Rama V Day)

November

none

December

December 5 (Saturday): King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day[11]. Also celebrated as Father’s Day and National Day.
December 7 (Monday): substitution holiday for King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day.
December 10 (Thursday): Constitution Day[12]
December 31 (Thursday): New Year’s Eve

Restrictions on alcohol sales
For important Buddhist holidays and for some royal occasions, there may be restrictions in place on alcohol sales. How strictly the regulations are enforced can vary depending on where you are in Thailand.
Days when alcohol sales are restricted in Thailand »[13]

Loy Krathong and other Thai Festivals in 2020
There are various festivals in Thailand (e.g. Loy Krathong) that are celebrated nationwide but are not public holidays and government offices remain open as usual. In the deep south of Thailand, in addition to the Buddhist holidays some government offices and businesses in the provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun may also close for Muslim holidays such as Eid al-Fitr (marking the end of Ramadan).
Check dates for Loy Krathong and other festivals and special events in Thailand »[14]

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