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 1 (Wednesday): New Year’s Day holiday
February 8 (Saturday): Makha Bucha Day
February 10 (Monday): substitution holiday for Makha Bucha Day
May 1 (Friday): Labour Day
May 4 (Monday): Coronation Day
May 6 (Wednesday): Visakha Bucha Day
June 3 (Wednesday): birthday of HM Queen Suthida
July 5 (Sunday): Asahna Bucha Day
July 6 (Monday): substitution holiday for Asahna Bucha Day
July 27 (Monday): additional holiday (from Songkran postponement)
July 28 (Tuesday): birthday of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
August 12 (Wednesday): Queen Dowager Sirikit’s Birthday. Also celebrated as Mother’s Day.
September 4 (Friday): replacement holiday for Songkran
September 7 (Monday): replacement holiday for Songkran
November 19 (Thursday): extra holiday
November 20 (Friday): extra holiday
December 5 (Saturday): King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day. 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
December 11 (Friday): extra holiday
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 »
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 »