Thailand Bank Holidays 2018


 
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Thailand bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the second half of 2018, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Thailand Bank Holidays in 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day
        Tue New Year Holiday
Feb.    Fri Chinese New Year (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun) Regional
Mar.    Thu Makha Bucha Day
Apr.    Fri King Rama I Memorial and Chakri Day
        Thu Songkran Holiday
        Fri Songkran (Thai New Year)
        Sat Songkran Holiday
        Sun Songkran Holiday
        Mon Songkran Holiday
May     Tue National Labour Day (except Government) Bnk+Pvt
        Mon Royal Ploughing Ceremony Bnk+Gov
        Tue Visakha Bucha Day (Buddha Day)
June    Fri End of Ramadan (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun) Regional
July 27 Fri Asarnha Bucha Day Bnk+Gov
     28 Sat Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent begins) (except banks) Gov+Pvt
     28 Sat Birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun
     30 Mon Khao Phansa Holiday (except banks) Gov+Pvt
     30 Mon King's Birthday Holiday
Aug. 12 Sun HM the Queen's Birthday
     13 Mon Holiday for HM the Queen's Birthday
Oct. 13 Sat Anniversary of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
     15 Mon King's Death Anniversary Holiday
     23 Tue Chulalongkorn Day (Rama V Day)
Dec.  5 Wed National Day / Father's Day
     10 Mon Constitution Day
     25 Tue Christmas (Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and Satun) Regional
     31 Mon New Year's Eve
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

23 Sep 2018 Thailand 2019 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2019, has been released.  05 Sep 2018 Thailand Cancels Mid-Year Bank Holiday (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) Thailand's Central Bank has announced that, beginning in 2019, July 1st would no longer be an annual bank holiday in Thailand.  27 Feb 2018 Thailand 2018 Public Holidays Amended (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) Thailand's assistant government spokesperson, Colonel Athisit Chainuwat, has announced that Thursday, April 12, 2018, had been declared as a one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand to coincide with the Songkran festival of 2018.  18 Nov 2017 Thailand Moves 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The government of Thailand has announced a change in the date of the date of the 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, as compared to the one announced earlier this year, then in anticipation of the release of the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  09 Nov 2017 Thailand January 2018 Public Holidays (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) Thailand's Government has announced that the year-end 2017-2018 non-working public holidays in Thailand, would run from December 30, 2017, until January 2, 2018, inclusively.  29 Oct 2017 Thailand 2018 Public Holidays Announced (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) The official list and dates of the annual bank holidays and non-working public holidays in Thailand, for the upcoming calendar year 2018, has been released.  11 Oct 2017 Thailand Declares Bank Holiday October 26 (The Bank of Thailand-Bangkok) Thailand's Central Bank has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working bank holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  30 Jun 2017 Thailand October 26 Public Holiday Extension Ruled-Out (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The Office of the Secretary-General of the Cabinet of Thailand has issued a statement denying reports that the government of Thailand had extended to five days of public holidays on the occasion the Royal cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October 2017.  05 Jun 2017 Thailand 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony Public Holiday (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) The government of Thailand has announced the date of the 2018 Royal Ploughing Ceremony annual non-working public holiday, thus anticipating the release of the list of official annual non-working public holidays in Thailand for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  24 Apr 2017 Thailand Public Holiday October 26 (Thai News Agency-Bangkok) Thailand's Cabinet has declared Thursday, October 26, 2017, as an additional one-off non-working public holiday in Thailand, on account of that day's royal cremation of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Thailand public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the Monday following.  Clubs and other places of indulgence are closed on Buddhist Holidays and Royal Holidays like the King/Queen's birthday.  Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (usually during the 2nd week of May) is supposed to be a government holiday, however, no reliable source has been found to confirm how it may be predicted. This is an ancient Brahman ceremony, held under Royal patronage in Bangkok, which celebrates the beginning of the rice planting season. The day is selected by Brahmin Priests according to their astrological calendars.  For commercial banks in the provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Satun, an extra bank holiday is given for Eidilfitri Day (End of Ramadan Day) as announced by the Sheikhul Islam Office, if the day does not coincide with the above mentioned holidays or Saturday and Sunday.  Thailand International Codes TH and THA (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .th (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Thailand information and news: Bank of Thailand (Thailand central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Thailand maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Thailand), and Wikipedia (includes Thailand commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Thailand, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Thailand that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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South-East Asian Calendar Public Holidays : The rules used to predict South-East Asian lunar public holidays in Thailand are based on the models described in the book "The Calendrical Systems of Mainland South-East Asia", by J.C. Eade, published as part of the "Handbuch der Orientalistik" series (with help by Pr. J.C. Eade and Dr. Burghart Hoffrichter), and on the classical 1909 book "The Burmese and Arakanese Calendars" by A.M.B. Irwin, as well as the 1997 articles in the Indian Journal of History of Science by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2018 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Thailand, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Thailand, before planning any trip to Thailand. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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