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Thai National Holidays - 2017

Discussion in 'Social and Public Events Calender' started by Wangsuda, 9 Dec 2016.

  1. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Thread Starter Nonentity Staff Member

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    New for 2017, it’s my annual holiday list! Hopefully, I’ve got all the actual holidays and their correct substitution days listed. Buddhist holidays are “alcohol-free” days, so make sure you stock up before the holiday. The source for my list is given at the end of the post. As in previous years, I do not list regional holidays, Chinese New Year, Loy Krathong, etc.


    Sunday January 01: New Year’s Day

    Monday January 02: Substitution for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

    Tuesday January 03: Special Holiday

    Saturday February 11: Makha Bucha Day

    Monday February 13: Substitution for Makha Bucha Day

    Thursday April 06: Chakri Memorial Day

    Thursday April 13: Songkran Festival

    Friday April 14: Songkran Festival

    Saturday April 15: Songkran Festival

    Sunday April 16: Songkran Festival

    Monday May 01: National Labor Day

    Friday May 05: Coronation Day*

    Wednesday May 10: Wisakha Bucha Day

    Saturday July 08: Asarnha Bucha Day

    Monday July 10: Substitution for Asarnha Bucha Day

    Saturday August 12: H.M. the Queen’s Birthday

    Monday August 14: Substitution for H.M. the Queen’s Birthday

    Monday October 23: Chulalongkorn Day

    Tuesday December 05: H.M. the King's Birthday*

    Sunday December 10: Constitution Day

    Monday December 11: Substitution for Constitution Day


    Subject to change without notice. This list not not include regional holidays, Chinese New Year, Loy Krathong, etc.


    *Based on the Bank of Thailand’s names for these holidays. Source can be found at Bank of Thailand
     
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  2. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    You know it's the festive season when Wang gives us this. Thank you
     
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  3. sirchai

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    Couldn't we "create" an extra ..hmm let's say Bahn_ Farang holiday? Preferably on a Monday.

    Thank you, it won't be free......
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    ??? Not for the first time Sirchai, you have me a little confused.
     
  5. Ajarn Greg

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    Expect some changes now the birthday of the King will be 28th of July... And I think the Queen will be King's Mother... Let's see.
     
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  6. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Thread Starter Nonentity Staff Member

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    I am, however
    I figure the Bank of Thailand would have the most up-to-date list. I haven't seen any printed 2017 calendars yet. My guess is that things will be more solidified in the first half of 2017. But for now, I go with what I know.
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    thank you for letting us know the shape of things to come:smile
     
  9. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Yabba Dabba Doo! Just found out yesterday about the coming Monday holiday.

    My most stressful day with 6 hours is a holiday. Thank you Mr. Buddha.

    You can't say that Thailand doesn't have enough holidays, can you? :thumbs up
     
  10. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Thread Starter Nonentity Staff Member

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    CALENDAR UPDATE:

    The following days have been declared "dry days" by order of the government. Please note that the number of "dry days" has increased to five (and possibly six). Please plan accordingly.

    • Makha Bucha (12 Feb)
    • Visakha Bucha (10 May)
    • Asalha Puja Day (08 July)
    • Wan Khao Phansa (11 July)
    • Wan Awk Phansa (06 Oct)
    • H.M The Late King's Birthday (05 Dec - possible dry day)
     
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