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Travelers Essentials : Time Zone & Holidays

Thailand Time

Thailand Standard Time is +7 GMT.Thailand does not observe daylight savings.

Thailand Holidays

The following are a list of Thailand public holidays:

1 January: New Year’s Day

February/March: Makha Bucha Day - A Buddhist holiday occurring on the full moon of fourth lunar month.

6 April: Chakri Memorial Day - This day honors the foundation of the reigning royal family’s dynasty.

13-15 April: Songkran - The Thai new year.May: Royal Ploughing Ceremony - Celbrating the farming season; the specific date is determined by the royal astrologerMay: Visakha Bucha:  A Buddhist holiday occurring on the full moon of the 6th lunar month.

1 May: Labor Day

5 May: Coronation Day - In commemoration of the coronation of the reigning King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

July: Asanha Bucha Day - A Buddhist Holiday occurring on the full moon of 8th lunar month       

         Vassa - This is the beginning of Buddhist lent on first waning moon of 8th lunar month

12 August: H.M. The Queen of Thailand’s Birthday; also Thai Mothers Day

23 October: Chulalongkorn Day: In honor of a former King of Thailand.

5 December: H.M The King of Thailand’s Birthday; also Thai Father’s Day

10 December: Constitution Day: In celebration of the kingdom’s first constitution.

31 December: New Year’s Eve