Thai authorities have announced amendments to the existing list of annual public holidays in Thailand. Two new dates have been added as follows:
July 28 – birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (Rama X)
October 13 – commemorates the day HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) passed away
Although two new annual public holidays have been added, one has been cancelled. May 5, which previously commemorated Coronation Day, will no longer be a public holiday. The changes were announced last week and take immediate effect.
Government offices in Thailand are closed on public holidays so keep these dates in mind if you need to visit a Thai immigration office or other government department. There may also be restrictions in place on alcohol sales on these dates although that may vary depending on the location and venue.
Dates of public holidays in Thailand, 2017 »