Detailed below is the official Thai government list of public holidays in Thailand for 2014. Although this is the official list, some companies and businesses in Thailand may also close for additional local or regional celebrations (e.g. Chinese Lunar New Year). Where the actual date of the holiday falls on a weekend, a substitute day has been granted on the Monday as a day’s holiday. Government offices and immigration offices in Thailand will be closed on these days. The holidays may also apply to Thai embassies and consulates outside of Thailand, so keep these dates in mind if you need to apply for a visa or visa extension.
January 1 (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day
February 14 (Friday) – Makha Bucha Day
Asahna Bucha Day in Thailand
August 12 (Tuesday) – H.M. Queen’s Birthday
October 23 (Thursday) – Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)
Loy Krathong and other Thai Festivals:
There are some nationwide festivals that are not public holidays (e.g. Loy Krathong).
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