Listed below are the dates for public holidays in Thailand during 2022. 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 Friday before or Monday after.
1 January (Saturday): New Year’s Day
3 January (Monday): Substitution holiday for New Year’s Day
16 February (Wednesday): Makha Bucha Day
1 May (Sunday): Labour Day
2 May (Monday): Substitution holiday for Labour Day
4 May (Wednesday): Coronation Day
15 May (Sunday): Visakha Bucha Day
16 May (Monday): Substitution holiday for Visakha Bucha Day
3 June (Friday): Birthday of HM Queen Suthida
13 July (Wednesday): Asahna Bucha Day
14 July (Thursday): Khao Phansa
15 July (Friday): extra public holiday
28 July (Thursday): Birthday of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
29 July (Friday): extra public holiday
12 August (Friday): Birthday of HM Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother. Also celebrated as Mother’s Day.
13 October (Thursday): HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
14 October (Friday): extra public holiday
23 October (Sunday): Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)
24 October (Monday): Substitution holiday for Chulalongkorn Day
5 December (Monday): King Bhumibol Birthday Commemoration Day. Also celebrated as Father’s Day and National Day.
10 December (Saturday): Constitution Day
12 December (Monday): Substitution holiday for Constitution Day
30 December (Friday): Substitution holiday for New Year’s Eve
31 December (Saturday): New Year’s Eve
Loy Krathong and other Thai Festivals in 2022
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 »
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 »