Listed below are the dates for public holidays in Thailand during 2019. Some of these dates are awaiting official confirmation and they remain subject to change. More additions are also possible to allow for royal events. Updates will be added here once confirmed.
Government offices and immigration offices in Thailand are closed on public holidays. Keep a note of these dates 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.
At the time of writing, there is no confirmed date for the coronation of King Rama X. The event could take place before the end of 2018 or in the first half of 2019. Once more is known, updates will be added here.
January 1 (Tuesday) – New Year holiday
Januray 2 (Wednesday) – New Year holiday (not yet confirmed)
February 19 (Tuesday) – Makha Bucha Day
April 6 (Saturday) – Chakri Day
April 8 (Monday) – substitution holiday for Chakri Day
April 13-15 (Saturday-Monday) – Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival
April 12 (Friday) – substitution holiday for Songkran (not confirmed)
April 16 (Tuesday) – substitution holiday for Songkran
May 1 (Wednesday) – Labour Day
May 18 (Saturday) – Visakha Bucha Day
May 20 (Monday) – substitution holiday for Visakha Bucha Day
July 16 (Tuesday) – Asahna Bucha Day
July 28 (Sunday) – birthday of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)
July 29 (Monday) – substitution holiday for birthday of H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn
August 12 (Monday) – H.M. Queen’s Birthday. Also celebrated as Mother’s Day.
October 13 (Sunday) – HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
October 14 (Monday) – substitution holiday for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
October 23 (Wednesday) – Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)
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 »
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 »